Move with the rhythm of Spring, the birds are singing, my frogs are chirruping, the blossoms are out, it’s time to get moving.
Get ready for the long summer break with a term of yoga that will be like a gift to both your body and your mind
In class this term as we move from Spring into Summer we will explore all 3 preludes over the 9 week term; 3 weeks for each prelude. The preludes are fixed forms, a series of movements, created by Shandor Remete and structured in such an intelligent way that is both incredibly efficient and effective. The 3 preludes are made to be remembered and practiced at home in your own time and space. Each prelude builds on the previous form opening the body, creating space for our innate healthy and vitality to thrive.
Eat well, live well
Hopefully, for most of us the winter colds and flus are passing. However, whenever the seasons change there is a risk that we get run down and end up sick again. One way to counter this is by eating well! Even though the sun is shining much more and we are experiencing warmer weather it’s not yet time for summer food. Choose foods that keep you grounded like oats, warming mild spices and sprouting green vegetables like broccoli and kai-lan, both in season now. Also, take advantage of grapefruit and lemon, both at the peak of their season, to help support the liver. It’s also not time yet for summer clothes. The weather is still unpredictable, so remember to keep rugged up and don’t let yourself get cold. When we get cold at this time of year it goes deep into our bones.
Bring a friend to a restorative class
There are 2 moon classes this term that coincide with our timetable: Mon 14 Oct and Mon 28 Oct, 9.15am and 7pm. Feel free to come along, even if they are not your usual classes and bring a friend who might need some time to rest. The classes sit outside the usual Shadow Yoga Preludes and are a full restorative practice that is a very useful practice to know. It is similar to the menstruation practice and can be used, not only to coincide with the moon energy but whenever it feels needed.