We are in the autumn cycle. This time of year highlights trees with their beautiful leaves of vibrant colors. I encourage you to step away from your screen this week, seek out a tree and allow it to teach you about stillness.
As Eckhart Tolle says: "When you look at a tree and perceive its stillness, you become still yourself.”
Autumn is the time for deliberate unwinding, of letting go of the high-energy activities of summer and the back-to-school flurry. This season supports you in taking stock of your life, determining what is serving you well (like a yoga routine, dedicated meditation time, walks in nature, or conversations with friends who love you), and what is not serving your highest good (drinking alcohol every night, going to bed too late, being glued to your phone, or succumbing to anxious thoughts).
As the weather gets cooler and the winds of change pick up, purposefully creating moments of stillness in your day will help you rest and rejuvenate. Book time in your calendar for a daily walk, preferably in nature. Seek out a tree and draw from hundreds of years of vitality. Let the tree share the stillness and peacefulness that come from a deeply rooted connection to the earth. Inhale love, peace, and support and exhale tension and worry for a more relaxed, more revitalized YOU.
"Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop". Rumi
Speaking of trees, my outdoor Yoga in Nature yoga class ran for six months in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY from April thru the end of Oct. Thank you everyone for coming out on Saturday mornings. I will see you under the trees next spring!
Email me if you have any questions about joining us next spring, or if you are interested in transitioning to outdoor Walking Meditation with Yoga and Breathing Exercises in Prospect Park during the fall and winter months.
Big hugs and hope you had a Happy Halloween!