How is September going for you, friend?
The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind and quite literally, the wind has not only marked a huge shift seasonally, but also a deeper one, internally.
One of the things that has been most apparent is how much the external world has affected our internal wellness despite our best efforts. We’ve read, listened to, been a part of, and witnessed stories and photos depicting both incredible courage and bone-aching weariness. In a conversation with my very zen sister, we spoke about the feelings of fatigue, highs and lows, and being at the end of ropes. Interestingly enough, the realization was that in our current state of affairs what seems like the end of the rope is merely just a piece in an endless strand as we guide ourselves forward. Regardless of how we’ve fought or tried to resist the ache in our souls, what we resist does indeed persist.
However, it’s not all doom and gloom.
Over the past couple of weeks there has been a shift in news reporting and rather than only recounting the atrocities of the world, there have been numerous articles addressing these matters of the heart and head and the common thread has been identifying ways to cope and heal. All roads point towards the power of the practice that we engage each day.
This is where it gets bright.
Each day that we take the time to get still in either our minds or bodies or both, something shifts. The benefit of our practice is that over time we begin to notice that the way in which we engage our physical and mental practice on the mat, transfers and transposes to the acts of walking, running, knitting, reading a book, lighting a candle, or looking at the leaves on the trees as they move and change color.
We embody a practice that is alive, visceral and in technicolor.
Our yoga and meditation practice are not only practices scheduled into our daily lives, they are in truth a living practice to carry throughout the many seconds, minutes, hours and days. Implicit within our practice are messiness, fumbles, findings and freedom.
Our practice in all things is to discern where our boundaries are, understand how we can create permeability in those borders in actionable steps, acknowledge when we need to adopt a different way to wake ourselves, and remain open to keep engaging in the practice even when the activation energy may feel daunting.
As we move through September into October, know that we are listening deeply and working towards shifting our schedule to support you vibrantly and fully as the light changes and the winds grow colder.
We are committed to making this a practice for all, so stay tuned for some exciting offerings in October that will make the corner of your mouths turn upwards!
With love and an abundance of light-
Sharon &Your TYC Tribe
“The world is indeed full
of peril and in it there are
many dark places.
But still there is much that
is fair. And though in all
lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows,
perhaps, the greater.”