By detaching from the summer and letting go into the natural cycle of the season I can be invited into feeling the parts of myself that want to express this rhythm. A time of quiet introspection, a time when old emotions and wounds can be shed, a time when we release the unneccessary things so that we can dwell in the emptiness of winter. We may cycle through these seasonal rhythms many times a year but the external representation of that can be powerfully symbolic and a time to check in: do we allow the dying season into our lives? Or, are we addicted to the constant activity of summer? Can we allow things to die, rest a while in the emptiness and be filled again in the spring of our lives with fresh energy? The great Mother manifests her seasons, they come and go rhythmically and endlessly – can we allow them to do the same inside ourselves?
Take these questions into a quiet moment of your day or your practice. What season do you find yourself in most? Can you let nature show you how to feel the other seasons in your being? Let your yoga practice express it. What does an autumn practice look like? A summer practice? Let the nature within and without meet at the threshold of your heart.