Can you feel a shift? Cooler mornings, dew on the grass, gentler heat from the sun. We have crossed the line into the early Autumn season with the Autumnal equinox earlier this week. Times of transition are both destabilizing and full of potential, creating the perfect opportunity to reflect on the season that is ending and dream ahead to the one that is beginning. I use a combination of yoga, meditation and journaling to explore these liminal spaces, noticing themes, results of decisions made or not made, and envisioning what the next season may hold. This practice anchors me in this time, allowing me to take it all in before rushing onto the next phase.
I feel my role as a yoga teacher is to provide guidance and a framework for you to explore and connect with your lived experience. This can happen through mindfully moving your body, noticing your thoughts, and reflecting through journaling. The practice of reflection, known as Svadyaya in Sanskrit, is a vital part of Yoga practice and is a direct line to deepening your practice beyond the Yoga postures.
In the spirit of offering guidance, I have created the Mindfully Transition into Autumn Yogic Practices Bundle as a gift for you. This bundle includes a restorative yoga practice to help you connect with your body and breath, a short flow practice to prepare your body for seated meditation, guided meditation and a PDF of journaling prompts. Any combination of these practices is suitable for tuning in and reflecting during this late summer season.
The bundle lives at the Nest online, my virtual studio. Please follow these instructions to access it for free.
May practice serve you well,
Sarah-Jane loves learning, listening, sharing and doing yoga!