Lean Into the Light: Rhythm + Ritual Through Yoga

Emerging from the restful depths of winter, it can often be challenging to attune our mind and body to the vibrancy of the spring season, much like a hibernating bear waking up from months of deep, dark slumber, it takes a little effort to shed the layers of winter.

In the dark months that preceded spring our body naturally produces more melatonin which increases our desire for sleep - this is our body's natural way of encouraging us to slow down, rest and regenerate, called the Circadian Rhythm. Most of us however are blissfully unaware of these powerful cycles taking place in nature (and ourselves) several times each year as we transition between the seasons.

The Spring Equinox is one of four seasonal shifts that takes place each and every year as we move from darkness of winter and into the light of spring. Historically this time of year has been celebrated through ritual and ceremony as it represents the time of year where night and day are equal and nature begins to come to life once again.

We too can mirror the wisdom of Mother Earth; with the lightness of longer days, we too shed our skin, plant new seeds and embrace the vitality and vibrancy of this season of rebirth and reawakening. Our own internal landscape gently nudges us towards change and we naturally make efforts to cleanse and detoxify. Whether it's a new creative endeavour, or going gung-ho at the gym we can align ourselves in even the most subtle ways to make the most of this transformational time in nature.

For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.

~ Cynthia Occelli

Our Spring Equinox Celebration is a spring clean for the mind, the body and the soul; clearing away and creating lightness through mindful twists and juicy backbends, while also cleansing with a conscious attention to our breath, and for those who would like to, there's an opportunity to journal and release, before closing with restorative hip openers to release emotional congestion and prepare us for our final relaxation, a guided Yoga Nidra practice. Nourishment will be taken care of with cold-pressed green juices and the fruity sensations of spring for an inspiring and invigorating start to the Spring season.

Celebrate the rhythm of nature as we turn towards the light!

Sunday 22 September 9am - 1130am $45

JOIN US at our urban oasis, Bloom Yoga Room

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Sara Evans, Senior Yoga Teacher Perth Australia