A little more than a week or two has passed since I returned from my honeymoon, and all of the wedding craziness just before it. I am grateful to say that this time, for me, has been one filled with gentle transitions.
I intentionally scheduled a lighter work load, both because I realized I would likely be recovering, and, because we’re at the Autumn Equinox!
The Autumn Equinox marks a shift from lightness to darkness, and invites us to consciously exit the active and fiery (yang) phase of the year, while wading toward the contemplative and watery (yin) phase.
We are encouraged to shift our focus from outer achievements to inner reflection, from movement to stillness, and from action to reception.
I place particular emphasis on the energetic shifts that occur during the equinoxes. This shift doesn’t occur overnight. Instead, it’s a gradual change that is precipitated by steady and repetitive, internal processing of our experiences.
The Autumn Equinox is a great time to find a quiet seat and reflect on all of the growth that occurred over the summer. Summers are frequently bustling with activities and activeness! Now is the time to take all of that liveliness and make a tasty, fall soup with it … let it all sit … let it all simmer.
Let the nutrients of your summer adventures and projects soak-in … what you’ve learned and unlearned, what you’ve gained, and what you’ve released.
Happy Equinox, yogi friends!