The feeling of transition the autumnal air brings inspired me to focus on embracing change in our practice last week. In turn, this got me thinking about the concept of "fresh-starts", and how we might create new habits in our lives in order to adjust and adapt to external changes.
Fairly often, it is usually after I have focused on a particular intention for the week, that conversations, comments and/or particular circumstances arise that really bring meaning and weight to that intention.
Last Thursday, just as my classes for the week were drawing to a close and I was thinking about how "creating new habits" would follow on really nicely from the intention of “embracing change”, I received an email from the online yoga platform "Movement for Modern Life" entitled "Moving in to Healthy Habits" - The universe does work in weird and wonderful ways sometimes!
Just as I had been explaining last week, the email reiterated that at the start of the new academic year it can feel a bit like the “summer has left us ragged around the edges”! It emphasised how the summer time can get a bit hectic for most of us, and “we’re not the person we were before it all began, so now is the perfect opportunity for fresh new starts”. Or maybe bringing back some of those healthy habits you had before the summer that may have gone out of the window during those glorious sunny months! “Starting the new term or getting back to work brings a new chance to change any daily habits or routines that haven’t been serving you and to start over”.
So whether it is getting back in to your yoga practice; giving yourself back that “you-time” to do something that makes you happy and relaxes you; starting healthy eating habits; or whatever it may be, let’s focus on this fantastic opportunity to hit the reset button and have a positive transition in to the Autumn season.