Wednesday at Yoga for Queers. 5:30 and 7pm
Saturday at Align and Shine. 10:30a-12p
I am FINALLY back from my epic travels…and an even MORE EPIC virus that knocked me on my ass for 8 days! Thanks to the love and support of so many of you near and far, as well as 8 solid days of bed rest (it sounds lovely, but I guarantee you it was NOT), I am back in the game.
Let’s get back in the game together. Now is the ideal time for getting back into your life-giving rituals.
This is the time of year in which many folks are coming back and settling in. Virgo season is perfect for that–leaning into the regimented and organized energy of a routine that will make the work of your life more possible. In routine and regimen can be much freedom, as they support you in establishing a rhythm that your body heart and mind will respond to favorably.
Ritual is much like regimen or routine, but with an added element of the sacred. In ritual we choose to infuse simple acts with intention, allowing them to take on greater significance and allowing their impact to expand. Each time we intentionally revisit the ritual, it is embued it with even greater energy.
The practice of yoga can be one of many rituals that can bear fruit in all aspects of your life. For many of you, yoga is a sacred weekly ritual, as well as a great time to connect with folks, meet new people, explore your edges in healthy and fun ways, and often blow your own mind with what you can do!
The ritual of choosing to spend your time and resources intentionally–to make the choices you need to make to not only get yourself to class on time but in a place to give and receive from the highest–is empowering and freeing. Empowering because in saying “no” to some things in order to say “yes” to others, you embrace a a discipline that is freely chosen, based on knowing what serves you, what lifts you up, what reminds you of your nature. The subsequent effect on your whole self (physically, mentally, emotionally) is affirmation enough. Freeing because in making choices which serve you, you are lining up with the flow and tapping in to the currents of the Universe that are always expanding–just like you. Simply put, when you align with nature, the magic and healing and energy and everything just flows.
How can you tap into the cosmic storehouse that is Virgo in choosing right now to institute and affirm rituals which will support you in taking the fullest form of the pose of your life? Making a choice to support healthy rhythms in your life becomes almost instantly self-fullfilling, especially when the rituals include time for observing the effects, bearing witness to your own Self and how you respond to the choices you make to move towards freedom.
I myself am getting into a whole new slew of rituals and a discipline freely chosen, in order to support this new phase of my life. How can recommitting to your yoga practice support you in making and holding space in other parts of your life? Come explore ritual together this week.