Ayurveda teaches us to observe our ‘vikruti’ which is our current state. When (or before) we notice a pull in one direction, we implement tools to keep the balance. The seasons are an obvious example that affect us all. During the time of spring into summer, the heat is rising, there are more daylight hours and due to this, we often increase our social interactions.
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The wintertime is about grounding, building and nourishing. It is the kapha time of year which means that the elements of earth and water predominate, think slow, heavy, dull. This is a wonderful opportunity for hibernation, reflection and deep self-care.
From this Thursday as the doors to our yoga centre temporarily close for a month, all of our online offerings will continue - multiple daily yoga classes, themed workshops, courses, and special events - beamed from our brilliant teachers homes direct into yours, and we will keep holding the space for our amazing community in the virtual sphere with much needed connection and supporting of each other.
The truth is, there’s no hard and fast rule when it comes to which time of the day we should aspire to roll out our mat. Each of us have different rhythms and energy patterns, which can change and fluctuate depending on our individual circumstances and the time of year, therefore it’s essential that we take our own personal wants and needs into consideration, when deciphering what time we should aim to set aside for our yoga practise.
Here are some simply and effective reminders and suggestions to help you feel a little more grounded this season :-) I can't wait to share more on this in Autumn Flow & Deep Relaxation Online workshop on Sunday 18th October 4-6pm at Heather Yoga
The gurvadi gunas are 10 sets of opposites understood in the ancient healing system of Ayurveda. These pairs are a way of seeing the world; everything we experience in life sits somewhere within these gurvadi gunas from the most gross to the most subtle.