What the Autumn can teach us about letting things go…
~Reading and Image by Steven D. Farmer In many areas of the world, deciduous trees prepare for the winter and conserve their energy by contracting their life force- that is, they release their leaves, which have required the rays of the sun and nourishment from the Earth in order to maintain robust growth and appearance. It’s not a decision the trees make (at least not in the usual sense) instead, it’s a natural response to the decreasing cycle of light that sets up the gradual and steady release of the trees’ leaves. How remarkable it is that these trees- and for that matter, all of Earths Mother’s children- simply know what to do with the changes in climate. Although this seasonal shift appears to be a death of sorts, it’s only a preparation for the next cycle of life, one that will naturally follow the more extreme contraction of winter as an aspect of the life-death-rebirth cycle that we find represented in so many different ways.
Meditate on this…
Now is the time to let anything in your life fall away that is no longer useful or needed for the emerging expression of who you are. Allow yourself to gradually shed what has become burden- son and no longer congruent with your soul’s purpose. Conserve your energy by allowing yourself more rest while at the same time making all preparations for the winter season. Look especially at your material possessions and be brutally honest with yourself as you discern which of these can be given away or somehow released.
Consider shedding relationships that have served their purpose and are no longer viable, as well as work or a job that has become devoid of interest and passion. With release comes a sense of being much lighter, just like the trees that openly bear their nakedness once their leaves have departed and given room for whatever new Life is ready to birth the following a period of quiet and gestation. So let go of whatever has outlived its purposefulness and trust that something else will take it’s place.
Upcoming Events at RNCY!
Yoga Mala (108 Sun Salutations) with Rachel Saturday, September 24, 1-3pm
Yoga Fusion Workshop with Claudia Saturday, October 1, 10am-12pm at Carolina Power Yoga
Ashtanga Primary Series Workshop with Rachel Saturday, October 8, 1-3:30pm
Yoga for Anxiety & Stress Workshop with Rachel Saturday, November 5, 1-3pm
RSVP for these evens online today to reserve your space!
Raleigh NC Yoga is proud to present the most recent graduates from our 200- hour teacher training program: Amanda Soltes, Donna Garrison and Issy Benitez. We are very proud of these wonderful new teachers and all the hard work they put into their training!
Along with our new teachers come new classes this fall:
11am on Sundays with Amanda
If you are pregnant, keep an eye out for new prenatal classes by Issy, coming soon! (Restorative, beginners’ yoga and Peaceful Yoga classes are also great for expectant mothers.)
And don’t sacrifice your practice just because times are tough – join us for Pay-As-You-Can Yoga on Thursday nights, 7pm with Patricia!
Massage is an ancient, time-tested therapy for pain relief, anxiety, depression and a myriad of other physical and emotional conditions. That’s why RNCY is happy to welcome Jamie Humphries, LMBT to the studio! Jamie is an experienced and licensed massage therapist (LMBT-11317) now available for appointments at RNCY.
Contact the studio at 919-633-8999 to schedule an appointment with Jamie.