Updated: Sep 22, 2021
“We are so lucky to have different seasons in this country”...
….a good friend said to me last weekend as we were out walking. Those words have stuck with me this week. I guess I had never really considered this perspective before.
What's this got do to with Yoga?
Often translated as 'union', or 'to yoke', yoga reminds us of our connection to ourselves, each other and the natural world (and so much more). It's Autumn Equinox today, Weds 22nd September. "Equinox” comes from Latin and means “equal night,” referring to the roughly 12-hour day and 12-hour night that occurs only on the two equinox days of the year.
We could take this as a reminder to honour light and dark. Or less literally, the 'light and dark' of human nature, and all our wonderful shades in between.
Or perhaps as an opportunity to ponder if life feels ‘balanced’ at the mo. And if that is your intention, what tweaks could be made to invite more balance into your day to day?
Equinox might simply act as a reminder to allow the flow of change that comes with the passing of time.
Seasons don't rush to take shape. They don't strive to out-season each other, or re-invent themselves year after year.
Seasons don’t have to shout about every achievement to validate their self-worth.
They just exist, content, year after year.
Indeed, how lucky we are to have the changing of seasons.