Tag Archives: Seasons

Are you ready to rise?

Rise like a snowdrop showing the first signs of spring.
Mother earth is stirring

Early February. How does it feel to you?

Have you noticed the slightly longer daylight hours and a subtle but perceptible strengthening of the sun’s rays? Can you feel the sap rising?

2nd February (as well as being my birthday!) was the festival of Imbolc – in the ancient Celtic Wheel of the Year this marked the first day of spring.

A shift from the dark, cold, introspective energy of winter to the start of the growing season of spring.

A time to look outward and look forward.

This time of year is a perfect time to get outside and notice signs of the rising sap, the first shoots of spring and the lengthening daylight hours.

Nature is stirring. Read more…

Living in Cycles

Seaonal picturesThis year I’ve been living differently.

I’ve been recognising and honouring the cyclic nature of life, and of life as a woman.

I’ve been attentive to the seasons as they change.

I’ve been marking the old Celtic Festivals of the Summer & Winter Solstices, the spring and autumn Equinoxes, Imbolc, Beltane, Lammas and Samhain.

I’ve been watching the cycles of the moon phases.

And I’ve been honouring the cyclic nature of being a woman: the monthly cycle.

And alongside this I’ve been watching and noticing the ebb and flow of my high sensitivity and how it interacts with these cycles.

Not forgetting that cycle which is within us each and every moment: the constant cycle of the inhale – exhale – inhale – exhale… Read more…

Feeling the change of season blues? You’re not alone.

Autumn Leaf: Calming yoga in Southampton to ground and relax
Glory in the beauty of the changing seasons

The seasons have changed again and in the UK we’re most definitely in autumn now!

Bright, crisp mornings which mellow into warmly golden afternoons. And windy, soggy, damp days which seem to weigh down the spirit with the knowledge that winter is around the corner.

Summer has been and gone. And it’s easy to feel sad about that – what with the changeable weather and all!

If you’re a sensitive soul and your body and spirit seem to be more responsive to the change of seasons than most, then you may have mixed feelings at the moment.

Revelling in the beautiful, glowing, light and the vibrant colours and abundance of early autumn, but also feeling restless and unsettled and maybe you can’t quite put your finger on why.

If this is the case for you, then take heart from the fact you’re not alone! I’m hearing from many of my yoga students that  they’re feeling a bit edgy and agitated and (my favourite word of the moment!) discombobulated (i.e. disturbed, upset, disconcerted, confused.)

I know I’ve certainly been feeling this way! My mind has been constantly flitting from one place to another and very often going around in circles and wearing me out. Read more…