Autumn is my favourite time of year. It always reminds me most of the cycle of life, how in nature everything is always constantly changing, and renewing.
As you know, I also love yoga and meditation. I wanted to share this short guided asana practice with you all as an Easter gift. It's my current practice, so may not suit all bodies. There's a guided audio practice on my sound cloud station, and brief description following. As always, adapt for your own body or create your own sequence!
This practice begins in childs pose, imaging you are a seed. Then slowly allow yourself to germinate through extended child, some child to cat breaths and a squat. Slowly rise to standing, slowly exploring lifting your arms to shoulder height. Take some standing twists, eyes open, curious about your surroundings. Rest in standing mountain pose, then extend your arms, balance on your toes as you inhale, and as you exhale allow yourself to sink into a gentle standing squat, feeling alive and strong. Rest as you need.
Then allow yourself to softly surrender through a few rounds of a forward fold, taking 4 breaths to get the hands to the floor, then walking out to dog pose, resting here before coming to a few rounds of cat- winding down. Then back to extended child, and then child.
You can practice a few times, or rest in savasana ( corpose pose) or come to a meditation.
Whatever you do this Easter, I hope you find time to nourish your body and mind. Classes return Thursday May 2, 10.15am and 7pm. See you then.