Welcome to Beach Yoga Summer Session II. That's right, technically it's still Summer and will be so until late September. Today? Well, today it feels more like… late Fall, right? I woke down right COLD this morning with the windows (too) eagerly opened last night. I cranked the handle at 4AM and shivered from the air and from the thought of perhaps what's to come.
It's a conflicting thing with me – I appreciate the royalty of the landscape as the season shifts from green-blue to a technicolor rainbow. I enjoy the re-set of time and space, the opportunity for fresh notebooks and I even like to reconnect with my stove with the hum of football things coming through the background television. But on the opposite side of the coin, I wholeheartedly love everything about the freedom of Summer and with two kids, I can get bogged down (more like manic) with the whole – shopping, sorting, scheduling, shifting, sifting, searching, stuffing - that can come with the "Back To School" trench.
Beach Yoga is intended as a respite from the everyday stuff, like the calendar of to-dos, must-dos and should-dos. It's a kind, designated time to reflect, connect and realign with the present moment fully, the one that operates with all that stuff, like the wiz of the bus and the wheel of worry, AND holds space for a noticed warm cup of coffee with a creamy swirl of milk. The asana, or poses, are wondrous in their potential to stretch and strengthen the body and in their potential to bring the mind home.
Peace, freedom, self-discovery and personal expression are the hallmarks of beach yoga and I can't think of a better setting to set that sail, out in the elements.
I wanted to give you all my contact information. Please feel free to drop me a line if you want to chat about yoga (or your favorite fall recipes).