Spring is springing out there and I can feel a tangible difference around me, it's making me so happy to go out without a coat and to see my garden coming back to life after the long winter. The changing of the seasons is a very powerful time to start making some changes within yourself, shaking off the old and calling in the new.
Practically, it's the perfect time to clean out old clothes, take all your clutter to a charity shop and create a clear space in your home. When you clear out, you create space in your life for more to come in. It's the same when you clean out energetically. Spring is also a great time to do an energetic clear out and cut the ties with any old emotional baggage that's been holding you back.
This week I'll be teaching a beautiful sequence based on the classic yoga asana, tree pose, called the Tree of Transformation, it's a great sequence to use to let go of any stale energy that has built up over the winter, step into your power and recharge and feel ready to move through the next phase of the year so you can move forward with a spring in your step.
If you are thinking of starting yoga, don't worry, it's not all yoga pants and sticking your legs behind you head! You probably have some idea of what it is, the type of person who may go to a yoga class, what you should wear, what you should look like and maybe you are worried or nervous that it's not for you. I really believe that yoga is for EVERY body, that means whoever you are and whatever body you are in.
You may feel intimidated about coming to a class for the first time, so here are a few pointers to give you an overview:
You don't need to be able to touch your toes! We all have different levels of flexibility and you will find that yours changes from day to day, class to class.
There is no need to "keep up", you will find that everyone in a class are at very different levels and a lot of the practice is about accepting where you are, today.
You won't need to invest in a whole new wardrobe - loose, comfortable clothing is fine.
You don't have to have a certain look or body type - Whatever your size or shape, yoga can help you build strength and flexibility.
Yoga is good for the mind, as well as the body - This practice will enable you to slow down and really come into the present moment. Over time, yoga will benefit your mind and help you relax.