As the autumnal equinox has past, we release all grasping of the last threads of summer and enjoy the wonderful autumn days for what they are. For me, this season is one of getting things sorted out. I like to do big clear outs of stuff from my house to set myself up with a tidy clear space that I want to be in as I will spend more time indoors in the coming months. I also have a renewed energy for creative work projects and collaborations with like minded people. With this upsurge in energy, I can get a bit overzealous, schedule and give way too much and end up feeling like a dry leaf being blown around. To balance out these tendencies, my practice is slow and steady with a focus on rooting and grounding. For those who are able to make it to studio classes you will notice this shift in focus. For those unable to be here in person, I have put together a short practice for you to do on your own to help balance the elements present at this time. I like to do this practice in the morning to help set me up for the day. I take some time in the last seated pose to think over the day to come and prioritize. I have a journal and spend a couple of minutes writing using thoughts that come to mind during practice as starting points. The whole practice can be done in under 10 minutes but can be stretched out if you have the time. Enjoy xo
A steady and grounding practice for Autumn
Stand in mountain pose and deepen your breath. Begin to count....inhale for 3 2 1....exhale 3 2 1 repeat for 2 minutes.
Continue counting a steady paced breath as you move through the shapes spending 5 breaths in each side of each pose.
Use a block or cushion to sit on in order to elevate your hips off your heels and relieve pressure in your knees.
Sarah-Jane loves learning, listening, sharing and doing yoga!