This week we will be celebrating both the International Day of Peace and the Autumn Equinox.
“Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.” Read more about the International day of peace. @ http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/
Le Centre de Yoga du Marais will be observing the International Day of Peace on Sunday the 24th, with free classes all day. I will be teaching a small 45mn class at 15h. I would love to see some of you there to share our practice together in the meaning of Peace.
Here is a link to learn more about the open house. http://www.yogamarais.com/yoga-workshopsateliers/
To celebrate these two beautiful days, the Autumn Equinox and the International Day of Peace, we will use a heart opening sequence. Allowing us to be more receptive of giving and receiving of compassion, as well as understanding during this time of year that we observe duality in ourselves and the world.
Yogis believe that the change of the seasons is a powerful time for our bodies energetically. With the Autumn Equinox on Friday the 22nd this is a perfect time to bring balance to the mind, body and spirit. Its is a time when there is duality between light and dark. The same duality that exists in each of us. It is a time to prepare the body to rest after all the growth that the spring and summer months brought. A time to reflect and transform.
Take this time to set intentions, and realign the body mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically so that we can be open for greater growth, understanding, and peace.
I hope this weeks practice will help prepare our mind, body and spirit move into to this beautiful transitional time of year with ease. Balancing the energies of the mind and body to align our bodies to the natural rhythms of the earth and the suns’ cycles so we can enjoy rest, contemplation and renewal during this dormant phase of the year, like trees shedding their leaves, to feel lighter we too can enjoy the sensation of letting go.
X Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti