Sunday, October 6, 2013

Fall a Season of Transition....

On the Other side of the Equinox


As leaves change from summer’s green to shades of yellow, orange and red, attention is turned downward toward the earth and inward to the place from which all life originates. Squirrels and other creatures scurry to gather food for the impending winter and those who will hibernate make the proper preparations including finding the perfect place to hunker down. 
As colors turn to reds, oranges and yellows, attention turns to survival instincts, creative impulses and ancestral connections.  The yogis would correlate these colors to the lowest three chakras, or energy centers in the body, ruling these aforementioned perceptions, making fall a great time to do genealogy, write stories, be artistic and nest.  When we surrender to the way of nature, we are more likely to experience harmony in our lives and balance in our bodies.  We are less likely to get ill when we are aligned with the energies of the universe and how they are manifesting on our planet.   Remember, resistance equals persistence.  When we resist the season, it must persist to make its imprint upon us.  If we try to extend the idea of summer into the fall, we are bound to become bed-bound just so we can recognize the colors out the window.
On the other side of the autumn equinox, it is a good idea to “do as the squirrels do" and prepare for a beautifully cozy winter ahead.  It doesn’t mean you don’t have time for a lovely fall hike through the mountains but it does mean gearing up the mental attitude in preparation for less light and more night.
Make a list today of all the things you love about fall.  Keep this list around when things feel somewhat gloomy and allow yourself to flow from the magic of summer’s golden light into the depths of fall and winter’s night.  Sit or "BE" in stillness this Fall Season, may all of humanity sit and recognize the face of beauty being revealed even now in the turning of the seasons.  And as the Southern hemisphere reverses this dance into spring and summer’s light, may we collectively embody the grace of one world in harmony  and Peace.

What do you do to prepare for winter?
If the Transition into Fall is taken Gracefully and with Thanksgiving the season of Winter can come as a Welcome Guest!     JOIN ME every Wednesday at 4pm for a GROUNDING TRANSITIONAL YOGA FLOW at 229 YOGA!  Also, Gentle YOGA Wednesday's at 1:30!   Join me in NOVEMBER for a TUESDAYS 
9am Vinyasa FLOW every week!!!!

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