This week’s classes draw our attention to Spring-time energy, and the effect it can have on us. The span of daylight seems to increase quite quickly, as though gathering pace. The energy can sometimes seem stirred up. We may notice our own energy levels and mood improve or perhaps feel a sense of restlessness. Hay fever can leave some feeling depleted and low in energy. Notice what this change of season brings for you.
The spring season may lead us to alter some of our routines- sleep, diet, attending to more outdoor activities, etc. Take time to reflect in what ways you might move yourself toward better balance, or ways to better harness what this season offers to you.
Adjust your yoga practice accordingly to enhance your own well being. If feeling full of energy, channel more into your physical practice, perhaps explore challenging pose variations more fully. If flagging, seek to maintain mental focus on fuller, deeper, and smoother breath control to keep your body energised and nourished, give yourself permission to go easier in your physical practice.
Each time we come to our mats, we must acknowledge the present moment and how we feel in it. Always make your yoga a move toward wellness and better balance, in whatever way that may be for you.
Ruth teaches yoga in Cheltenham UK, weaving yoga philosophy into the asana practice to help students connect yoga on the mat to their lives off the mat.