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|About||Health and Yoga Coaching. Weekly yoga classes. Retreats. 1:1. Workshops.|
|Mission||Bringing Holistic Health Coaching and Yoga to anyone who's interested|
Why do Seasonal Yoga?
150 years ago we lived holistically, organically and seasonally. Now though, we lead 24-hour lives. Electricity, internet and expedited shipping encourage long working hours, provide access to worldwide food produce, and facilitate continuous shopping, browsing and banking. We are even encouraged to exercise late into the night. We ignore the early warning signs of tiredness as a precursor to sickness, until our bodies take over and we become really ill. We would benefit from achieving a state of dynamic coherent energy, which would in turn reduce the risk of disease.
To understand energies, first we must recognise that nothing in the natural world exists in isolation. Consider the opposites of day/night, cold/hot, wet/dry, expansion/contraction, movement/stillness, summer and winter, Spring and Autumn. Everything works in rhythm.
Our days, weeks and years follow a rhythm in synchronization with nature. By tuning into this theory, both through the seasons and in our everyday lives, we may maximise our energies and stay healthy.
I believe, as the Asian cultures do, that we have five seasons, and these relate to our daily lives. Spring (morning) when we’re waking up, cleansing and preparing. Summer (mid day) when we are at our peak of energy, productivity and sociability. Late Summer (late afternoon) when we start slowing down and grounding. Autumn (early evening) when we reflect, nourish ourselves and prepare for rest. Winter (night time) when we need to relax, reserve energies and recuperate.
By living our 24-hour, fast-paced, highly demanding lives, we are ignoring the slowing down, nourishing and resting periods which are so important when working towards maintaining a healthy mind and body.
By following the natural rules of a season we will give our bodies the best chance of maintaining optimum health, vitality and spirit.
Over the year I will provide you with seasonal living tips relating to lifestyle, nutrition and exer
|Founded||Sally Jane Upton|