Summer is coming. It is a season for celebrating life, enjoying the Sun, connecting with nature, and hopefully for those with school aged kids, enjoying a more relaxed schedule. It is a time to tap into the Sun's energy, which gifts us with vitality and an increased sense of joy and wellness. We feel stronger, more alive and ready to play.
Not to step on the Summer buzz, but it is a short one in Chicago. The cooling weather and winds of Fall, and the challenges of Winter come before we know it. As light gets shorter, we are slowly asked to turn inward and tap into our inner light, our inner Sun, and find our strength and sense of wellness from inside.
Easier to do when we have built up the reserves to do so. Else we feel tired, slave to seasonal affective disorder, and a challenged immune system. Aside from the picnics, outdoor runs and bike rides, summer is also a time when the farmers get busy. And squirrels squirrel away acorns. The more they cultivate and store away, the easier the winter months. Same with yoga.
Kundalini Yoga will deepen those reserves for you. They strengthen the nervous system, balance the glandular system, and they develop the mind and body in a way that better serves you. When the cold weather comes, it takes much less work to tap into the Sun energy that now radiates powerfully inside of us.
We challenge you to continue to practice regularly, even for just a couple of times a week. And what's amazing is that this intentional practice keeps everything else more mindful. Like eating. Summer can be a crazy time for that with the ice creams and barbecues. Enjoy what summer brings! And take advantage of the space that summer has to offer that prepares us for the next season.
Kundalini Yoga Quotes:
“I’d never felt anything like it; it was just an opening of energy and a feeling of such liberation.” -Marika Bethel, owner, Glowing House