The day where life that was, isn’t and that wasn’t now is

In 24 hours I’ve witnessed life entering this world and I’ve witnessed it exit. In one day, I delivered a baby for the first time on my own. And for the first time also, I was present as the body of a person who wasn’t sick failed on our watch, suddenly and without warning–a mother

Saucha: Cleanliness is next to godliness…or is it?

Sutra 2.40 of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali tells us that through cleanliness and purity of the body and mind we naturally move toward the divine and away from the external physical world. Essentially, it’s the “cleanliness is next to godliness” yoga sutra. This is the first niyama (framework for how we relate to ourselves)–Saucha–and