SPRING IS HERE!
Spring has just arrived, and change is in the air!
Can you feel it?
As snow melts and temperatures creep back up to levels a bit more seasonal for us on the west coast, we start to think about spring cleaning and organizing our homes and lives.
When we clean our homes and closets in Spring we let go of things we no longer need. Coming to the mat and doing yoga we can apply the same principles to our practice, allowing us to let go of things that no longer serve us on a physical, mental and emotional level.
The weather these past few months have forced many of us to be a little less physical thank we might normally be. Spending more time indoors over the winter season can leave us exposed to more toxins and chemicals and our diets may also suffer with the lack of fresh local produce, in turn causing illnesses and inflammation.
With Spring comes a season of growth and change, a perfect opportunity to de-clutter on an energetic and physical level. A dedicated Yoga practice ignites our internal fire ( Agni ) or metabolism, and aids in our process of digestion, releasing toxins and will clear a path for new energy.
Detoxing postures (Asana ) like forward bends and twists, as well as some breath-work. ( Pranayama ) have a direct effect on our internal stress and our nervous system. There is a direct connection between our mental and emotional bodies to our physical body. Too much stress emotionally or mentally, and our bodies will start to manifest the stress we are holding in our bodies physically.
Our immune system tends to be stronger in the Spring, which allows us to handle change better than in other seasons so it’s the perfect time to kick start a new Yoga practice, or kick up our current Yoga practice.
Restorative Yoga at Healing Movements Yoga Centre is the perfect balance between the physical and mental. Designed to work on the nervous system, release stress and bring us well being.
Our more active classes will ignite that fire inside and empower us to pick up and change ourselves for the better. No matter how you Spring clean let’s Clear out the cobwebs and allow in the light.
SEE YOU ON YOUR MAT.