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Late summer and Yoga


Mother I feel you under my feet

Mother I feel your heartbeat

Heya heya heya heya...

Indian Summer is here! In TCM late summer is the fifth season that occurs in late August through mid September .The fifth season shows up between every season and its dominant element is the earth. The energy of the earth element is a gathering back and centering ourselves, a downwards, grounding energetic.

Each season in TCM has a pair of organs or energetic pathways it corresponds to. For Indian Summer, these pathways are those of the spleen and stomach.

Yin Yoga proposes some postures to lengthen and lubricate the connective tissue among those regions of the body:

Butterfly (Baddha Konasana)

Sleeping Swan (Rajakapotasana)

Saddle (Supta Vajrasana or Supta Virasana)

Take advantage of the late summer among with the temperatures that keep high and get outside early in the morning or late in the afternoon to have your yoga practice.

No props need, leave the body flow from one pose to another exploring your safe limits.

Listen to the sounds of the nature and leave the mind explore all these sounds, meditate on them.

No need of long practices-sadhana, just few moments to reconnect with the nature and the self .

  • Connect with the nature and Mother Earth.

  • Walk barefoot on the earth,

  • Eat slowly and consciously,

  • Take time for things that delight and nourish you.

  • To attune with late summer, one may listen to its subtles currents, as if living at the instant.

Find the rhythms and cycles that make life simple and harmonious. Take care of yourself, nourish yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Try a Zen practice of breathing as an infant into the abdomen, our physical center.

Enjoy the moment :)

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