I love the transition from summer into autumn. There is beauty and love as flowers’ blooms begin to fade and they give up their seeds for the survival of the next generation or to birds preparing for winter. Leaves on the trees surrender their glorious green for rich jewel tones, cooling shade giving over to the warmth of dappled sunlight. Rather than seeing death and decay, I see a lot of life in those transitional moments.
What happens in nature this time of year correlates to our yoga practice. We revel in the joy of our physical practice, the energy and insights that we get from moving our bodies and finding the balance between ease and effort in poses before coming to the stillness and renewal of savasana. Those movements between poses, those times of transition, have as much to tell us as the poses themselves.
This week we’ll focus on the transitions between poses and the liberation that comes from working with our bodies rather than against them. If you want to explore balance poses in more depth, you can join me for my Yoga for Better Balance workshop at Yoga Balance (Morton Center) at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 24th.
Hope to see you this week!
- 12 p.m., Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga (Yoga Balance)
- 10 a.m., Yoga for Better Balance Workshop (Yoga Balance): Balance is such an important factor in quality of life as we age. Join Debra for a workshop that will focus on balance poses in a fun, accessible way. This is not a class series. You may register in advance by calling Morton Center at 765-775-5120 or “day of”. $20 Investment
- 2 p.m., Yin Yoga (Dragonfly 360)