I’ve finally come to the conclusion that the green tomatoes in the garden are just not going to ripen and that at some point soon the heating really will have to go on.
I know I am not alone in my resistance to change, especially when it mean going from summer to autumn, which, with its lack of Bank Holidays, blustery winds and shrinking daylight can make us feel overworked, flustered and tired.
Of course, change happens all the time, but when seasonal shifts affect us all, it’s a good idea to practise yoga in a way that helps to stabilise both the body and the mind.
This is why recent classes have incorporated plenty of pranayama (breath work) and grounding postures, focusing on the feet, legs, hips and lower back.
We will have time to delve deeper into these practices during the late Autumn ‘flow and restore’ workshop on Sunday 12th November. This session will start with some energising breath work and a dynamic sequence of postures to re-vitalise and warm the body, before restorative yoga and a yoga nidra to soothe the nervous system.
The workshop will end with tea, homemade cake, and friendly conversation! Please click here or email me for more information or to book your space (4 spots remaining!).
In other news, I am delighted to be adding a class to my schedule during October and November. Every Monday I will be teaching a restorative practice at the Life Centre, a beautiful, spacious yoga studio in Islington. Come to gently open the body, relax and re-energise!
Looking forward to seeing you at class soon,