One of my favourite movies as a child was Superman. Which guy doesn’t secretly want to be like him growing up?
However I was more like Clark Kent rather than any real superhero. I also had my fair share of bullying being the smallest in the class. Perhaps this is where my fascination with superheroes and becoming superhuman began – survival!
I assumed possessing miraculous super powers was a thing of fiction, until I came across a book called The Autobiography Of A Yogi, by Yogananda, a mystic from India who is famed for bringing indian spirituality to the West. In this book he speaks of superhuman yogis with incredible abilities to control their own physiology and display remarkable feats of strength and stamina. A deeper practice of yoga can lead to the development of superhuman powers know as ‘siddhi’.
My interest was further magnified when I became housebound with a chronic illness and the medication had stopped working. I needed a solution and remarkably the only thing that worked was when I began to practice ancient breathing techniques. It felt like I developed some of these powers myself after I suddenly began to heal. Read More…