Walking in beauty

Those of you who have been following this blog may remember the last of the Niyamas. The Eight Limbs of Yoga give us a framework and a plan to follow. The second of the limbs is the Niyamas – the ‘do’s – and the last of these is Ishwara Pranidhana. This means to have an awareness of forces beyond our everyday world. To see the good or the God in everyone and everything, and to walk in the beauty of that knowledge.

In Chapter 10, Krishna describes to Arjuna this very concept. He is everything and everyone.He is everywhere. Everything stems from him and lives within him. ‘There is no limit to my divine manifestations, nor can they be numbered…whatever in this world is powerful, beautiful or glorious, that you may know to have come forth from a fraction of my power and glory.’