the Studio re-opens today, the Spring equinox, after the birth of Grace last week.
And energy is definitely rising. The lettuces in my greenhouse have suddenly expanded – hearts opening and leaves standing up to the light softly – tender, a new green.
Our yoga practices can reflect this time of birth, soft new growth and awakening as we offer ourselves intelligent expansion in practice. Working with a delicate awareness of our own needs is part of this – but expansion isn’t the holy grail of yoga practice. I was interested to read this article this week http://www.jbrownyoga.com/blog/. Opening can feel good but tender response to ourselves in practice is far more valuable. At this time of year we can use krama of the breath and āsana which offer opening to the body softly in new ways, while building strength too.
Love keeps us growing – Yoko Ono