fall{ing} for yoga

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bright orange and yellow fall tree

Fall has an unmistakable sensuality — crisp, heady, and full of complex notes + nuances. Today marks the Autumnal Equinox and the first Full Harvest Moon to occur on this date in many years. Auspicious, indeed and just the day { and season } to change the color of your leaves.

Yoga for Fall Season:

  1. Harvest. Remember that we reap what we sow. The fruits of your labor, be they deliciously ripe or awfully rotten are beginning to appear. Know that it’s never too late to replant and repair.
  2. Fall is for Lovers…and Hip-Openers. Some might say those go together…but I’m a lady, so you didn’t hear it from me. Autumn is about letting go in many ways. Let go of the things that don’t serve you. Shake off what’s holding you back. Release your buttoned-up, restrained self! Opening the hips with yogic hip-openers is your first step. Give Baddha Konasana, Happy Baby, Pigeon, and Prasarita Padottanasana a go on the regular.
  3. Breathe. The slightest bit of Pranayama can raise your vibration like whoa. Nadi Shodhana is a beautiful place to start and will help you balance and flow like a mo fo.
  4. Nourish. Baked apples! Spiced tea! Pumpkin-anything! Green Smoothies! Rooty Veggies!
  5. Moonlight. Ayurvedic wisdom tells us that walking in the moonlight in fall is the thing to do. So bundle up, slip outside into the dewy evening, and soak up the light of the moon like prana.

What are your fall rituals? :)

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4 Comments to fall{ing} for yoga

  1. Mmm…I’m unbelievably excited about fall. I’ve become a very seasonal person and I sort of feel like the things my body wants & needs change with the seasons – in the fall I start craving warm foods, tea and ginger, root veggies, cozy blankets and probably a bit more sleep than I did in the summer! And I become a lot more contemplative in the fall.