Summer builds up heat, we can feel more out going, active and extroverted. When the Autumn hits we start to experience change, new ideas, inspiration and can want to start planning ahead for the future. The drop in temperature alongside this rush of new mind activity can lead us to feeling depleted, on edge, and off balance.
It’s important for us to take time to look after ourselves during this transition into Winter. Keep warm, eat seasonal fruits and vegetables and allow time for contemplation.
As with the leaves falling from the trees, there might be situations, emotions or people in your life where it feels like it’s time to let go. Holding on to old rusty coloured leaves is not going to help us blossom again in Spring time is it?
Take sometime to consider what is working in your life right now and what is not? Then make the decision to learn from it and let go.
Great Yoga for this time of year is fluid, grounding and solid rather then anything to hectic and stimulating. Forward bends and twists are great for allowing yourself to go within, to calm the mind. Balancing poses will be also be useful for grounding and balancing.
Make time to wrap up and enjoy walking through the Autumnal leaves, the myriad of gold, yellows, oranges, reds and browns can be truly breathtaking. I love to go right into the middle of wood and experience my senses becoming completely overtaken by the colours around.
Seasons are a perfect reminder that nothing stays the same, our life and the world is constantly evolving. When we try to grab on to something not wanting it to ever change this is when we can create pain in our lives. Allowing yourself to flow with the seasons, to embrace change and the uncertainty of it gives us sweet freedom.