Original Date: Jul 27, 2016
Mid Summer is a time of Nature’s joyful enthusiasm. Gardens are at peak. Flowers bloom at all colors, bees, bugs, and butterflies flutter about all day long. Sitting outside in the sun or shade can rejuvenate your soul. There is a deep whispering peace that we soak in at this time. Our yoga practice emulates this joy in the many shapes and postures that are inspired by the natural world. By taking on these shapes, we invoke the many myriad qualities of nature’s joy.
Let this joyful abundance seep into your pours from all around. Approach each new day with warmth, calm, new beauty, and and unrolling in glorious exuberance. May your practice renew your joy each day. Expand deeply into the breath like a soft summer breeze. Feel grounded in your seat like an old oak tree. As you rise, float into the space like a winged creature in air.
John Muir Poem
My first Summer in Sierra
“How deep our sleep last night in the mountain’s heart, beneath the trees and stars, hushed by solemn-sounding waterfalls and many small soothing voices in sweet accord, whispering peace!
And our first pure mountain day, warm, calm, cloudless, -how immeasurable it seems, how serenely wild! I can scarcely remember its beginnin. Along the river, over hills, in the ground, in the sky, summer work is going on with joyful enthusiasm, new life, new beauty, unfolding, unrolling in glorious exuberant extravagance, – new birds in their nests, new winged creatures in the air, and new leaves, new flowers, spreading, shining, rejoicing everywhere.”