The reason I ask is that the change between the seasons can affect us immensely. Particularly our digestive system and our emotional state. The transition from summer to autumn is an important one. It is a time of transition from the growth and expansive energies to the cooler energies of autumn and winter. It is a time to start contracting inwards.
As we draw our energy in (central point), we need good judgement to let go of whatever we don’t need for the coming season. The autumn season is associated with air and just like the trees shedding their leaves, us humans can do the same. Having positive discrimination to know what is useful to hold onto, and what would be of benefit to let go of.
Autumn Ayurveda/ Yoga Therapy Facts
Organs associated with this season are Lungs and Large Intestines.
The element is Air
Associated with Dryness
Associated with Lungs which function at their best between 3-5am
Also associated with the Large Intestines which function at their best between 5-7am
It is of no coincidence that people’s immunity is lowered at this time of year and may present itself in the form of a dry tickly cough or stomach viruses.
In Ayurveda there is a practice called Ritucharya. This is a practise of right living, in harmony with nature. ‘Ritu‘means season and ‘Charya‘ means routine and consists of Ayurvedic lifestyle changes. It leads to a lot of changes in the body and the digestive system is most affected by the change in weather.
When we are out of balance this will show up emotionally as some of the following: Clinging, Accumulating, Perfectionist, Judgmental, Righteous, Controlling, Complaining, Depressed, Vulnerable. It can manifest in the body in the form of constipation, insomnia, anxiety, bloating, dry skin and hair and weight loss.
That is why establishing a regular routine with consistent sleep patterns is important. Engaging in activities that promote relaxation and grounding such as gentle yoga, meditation, and spending time in nature can be of huge benefit to you.
This is where I hope to be of service to you. I plan to support you by continuing to offer my regular nourishing yoga classes and my 1:1 coaching/yoga weekly as well as some more fabulous new offerings:
A Friday Night Alternative
Georgina Robson and I will be offering a delightful blend of yoga, sound healing and a cocoa ceremony to aid you beautifully into your weekend. This is a perfect opportunity to try something new which is deeply healing and nurturing for the mind, body, and soul. The evening will start with a gentle yoga flow suitable for all levels, moving into a cocoa ceremony and ending with a healing sound bath.
Date: Friday 27th October 2023
Time: 6.15pm – 8.45pm
Venue: Gosport Community Hub
Limited spaces available
Book via www.theyogabeing.co.uk
After such an incredible first weekend retreat Kerry & I have already been planning our next one and are delighted to share with you that the bookings for our Rest to Revive Retreat in May is now open!
Escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life and join us on Friday 17th May 2024 for a 3 day rejuvenating weekend retreat in the serene beauty of the Dorset countryside, surrounded by ancient hill forts, magical woodlands and rolling green hills.
Our Rest to Revive Retreat offers you the perfect sanctuary to heal, refresh and restore your mind, body and soul.
During the weekend you will enjoy three deeply enriching yoga sessions led by the lovely Lisa, who is an authentic and intuitive yoga teacher with over a decade of experience to share with you. Your classes will be offered in the most beautiful Shala amidst the tranquil backdrop of Dorset’s natural beauty.
You will be immersed in the soothing vibrations of a gong bath meditation, a truly transformative experience for deep relaxation. We will gather around the fire pit for a mesmerising drumming circle, where the rhythms of the drums will connect you with the primal energies of nature.
You will unleash your creativity in a guided workshop allowing you to express yourself in a nurturing environment.
You may choose to unwind in our beautiful spa facilities which include a heated indoor pool, hydrotherapy hot tub to melt away any aches and pains and an infrared sauna for total relaxation.
Lisa will be available throughout the weekend for relaxed one-to-one coaching, to aid your focus and mindset. You will receive wholesome and nutritious meals and snacks throughout your stay, lovingly prepared to nourish your body and spirit.
And finally our dedicated host, Kerry, will ensure your every need is met so you can truly unwind and indulge in self-care. This weekend has been carefully designed to help you find your inner balance, restore your energy and leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised. Don’t miss this opportunity to take a break from the world and focus on YOUR well-being.
We manage to capture some fabulous memories from our Indian Summer Retreat, which you can find on our Yoga Being Retreats Instagram page.
This newsletter feels jammed packed enough so will leave it here for now. I just wanted to share with you the array of offerings that could be of support to you this season and the months to come.