The soft, cold breeze of the autumn morning is sweeping off the rusty leaves into the air, falling down bit by bit into the form of a golden rug. Tranquility. It’s what each of us looks for in the coming season, after a long, somewhat hectic summer break. Fall is perceived as the season of transformation, the signs of Libra and Scorpio. Nature becomes vibrant, then still, tumultuous and extravagant. It is a time to adjust to new measures, form a new diet and gain a new sense of life.
Yoga is a spiritual, mental and physical practice of over 5,000 years old. Its aim is to relieve the nervous system and help us reflect positively on our lives. The abundance of exercises in yoga, along with a proper exertion of its poses and a clear, tranquil mind assure us of good mental and physical health.
By concocting a schedule and striving each day to practice at a similar time you will develop a routine. Routines, although wrongly labeled as “negative” are in fact quite constructive when exerted accordingly.
- Side Stretches (sequences of side to side stretches and breathing exercises)
- Backbends (bow pose, camel pose or cobra pose; ideal for reinforcing the back muscles, relieving them of stress. Confers a boost of energy, promoting flexibility)
- Sun Salutations (meant for awakening our Kundalini or spiritual energy)
- Twists (sequences of twists and breathing exercises for aiding digestion, relieving lower back pain; e.g. the noose, half lord of the fishes, etc.)
- Warrior Poses (meant to invigorate the entire body and persona, offering flexibility and reinforcing the muscles)