YOGA MATters – shifting into Autumn

HomeYogic LifestyleYOGA MATters – shifting into Autumn
2017-07-04T10:31:25+12:00April 14th, 2017|Yogic Lifestyle|
This month we start the shift into Autumn and the sense of letting go, shedding that which no longer serves us. A time to take stock of our vital energy stores, and to ensure we have plenty as we say goodbye to summer. As the year takes shape and intensifies, we need to be mindful that we are regularly taking time to give to ourselves and topping up our energy banks.

Sanyassi Pragyadhara, our Yoga Education Manager and Senior Trainer of our Yoga Teacher Trainings, shares monthly her wisdom with us:

"Here is a selection of my favorite autumn poses for boosting metabolism and waking up your energy centre. A strong inner fire keeps your prana flowing which is integral to maintaining balance during this seasonal shift. A healthy metabolism keeps us in balance energetically and can be a key factor in the prevention of sluggish conditions like constipation and excess mucus.

Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.” Robert Frost.

Reading this poem, I am reminded of the continuous ebbs and flows of life like the seasonal shifts. Everything goes through a cycle of newness, maturity, decay and death – we are constantly somewhere in this continuum of life. Yoga helps us to embrace those shifts meaningfully and attune us to the subtle forces that are often in the background of our awareness. Through a daily practise, we can connect more deeply with those forces and in that connection find a true sense of harmony and balance from the inside out.

Our Yoga Teacher Trainings include guidance, mentoring and feedback on developing and sustaining a home practice. We understand how challenging that can be and take the time to work with our students in this process, to support, nurture and inspire their transformation. Establishing a home practice that consolidates what was covered in the training helps students to develop confidence as independent practitioners and move more deeply into accessing their own inherent wisdom. Living the eight limbs of yoga becomes an achievable reality in which progress is inevitable."

Hari aum tat sat,