After the most amazing Summer, it will soon be time to dig out the Winter woollies and light the wood-burning stove here at The Space. I’ve always loved this time of year, especially as we are lucky enough to live in the beautiful Dorset countryside.
From the stunning display of Autumn leaves to the produce from the garden, there is a definite sense of the change in seasons, and with it also a sense of looking inwards and nurturing ourselves ready for Winter.
This change in seasons is also a time to take stock, to look at our own lives, having gratitude for everything and letting go of anything we need to. Clearing out the old to make way for the new.
It’s very much a time to be in the present, enjoying every precious moment – be it drinking a cup of fresh coffee or stepping on crunchy leaves…
Stepping on your mat each day to practise yoga is precisely about all of these things. From being intimately connected to our breath, keeping us focused on the present, to allowing the fluctuations of the mind to settle and ‘let go’.
On a personal level, I am really looking forward to getting back to sharing yoga with you all. After a few weeks away, learning to be patient, I want to extend my own gratitude for the many ‘get well soon’ messages and general loveliness.
I especially want to say thank you to the amazing group of teachers at The Space who have looked after everyone so beautifully. I feel very lucky to be part of such a kind and thoughtful community.
Enjoy your practice, everyone, and looking forward to seeing you on a mat sometime soon.