“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”

As the Romans advanced west in England, building as they went, they crossed the River Avon. Near here they found a hot water spring. It brought over one million liters of hot water to the surface every day at a temperature of about 48 degrees centigrade. They built a reservoir to control the water flow, baths and a temple. A town, Bath, quickly grew around this complex. Many Romans viewed the springs as sacred and threw valuable items into the springs to please the gods. An altar was also built at Bath so that priests could sacrifice animals to the gods. The waters at Bath gained a reputation as being able to cure all ills. As a result, may travelled to Bath from all over the Roman Empire to take to the waters there.