Thought for the week

Spring 2021

Did you know that your shadow gets elongated during winter due to the frigid and harsh lighting? In Spring this tends to soften, and it paves the way for balance and symmetry. That can be used to inspire your springtime routine. With a sense of awakening and the coming to an end of the restriction we can find our way slowly towards greater freedom. Take it slow so you feel more grounded and stable. Your body opens to everything that is new around.

Our body tends to mirror nature’s journey by taking a step toward nurturing its physical bloom. In Spring, we emerge from the cold winter and step toward a new budding life yet again. With the days becoming longer than usual, our body and mind get the opportunity to rejuvenate both physically and energetically. To attain this, it is important to keep our minds immersed in the vulnerability of the blossoming process. Practicing yoga and Pilates with additional care lends ample spaciousness to your inner experience.

Practice with open window and doors to get a new perspective on the process. See the vibrant imagery painted by nature all around you, the bright flora, sprouts of greenery and sunshine, all come together to renew the energy in your practice. You can successfully tap into the alchemy of your body during this period of growth and transition. It helps you witness and capture the renewal all around you and most importantly, within you.

I adore the sense of aliveness and vitality that comes with spring. Everything feels endlessly full of hope.

Mary Oliver also said these words which reminds us of nature which is forever changing.

“to live in this world.

you must be able.

to do three things

to love what is mortal.

to hold it

against your bones knowing

your own life depends on it.

and, when the time comes to let it go,

to let it go”

Mary Oliver poetry The Peace of Wild Things, will make you want to fall in love with your life.

“You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees.

for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.

You only have to let the soft animal of your body

love what it loves.

Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.

Meanwhile the world goes on.

Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain

are moving across the landscapes,

over the prairies and the deep trees,

the mountains and the rivers.

Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,

are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,

the world offers itself to your imagination,

calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –

over and over announcing your place

in the family of things.” 

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