Fall is in full swing, or is it spring? Here in the desert cooler temperatures can feel like spring all over again. The bounty of the earth becomes plentiful. Flowers bloom, plants grow, and we desert dwellers emerge from our summer hibernation of indoor activities, moving to all things outside. We feel energized. As we move into fall we consider more root vegetables when planting our vegetable gardens, and our weather is headed toward the cooler temperatures of winter (say, 75!) This makes us VERY happy after the long, intense heat of summer. The days are shorter and the nights are longer. The time we spend in day and night becomes more even.
Fall is transformational beyond just the season. Many people turn inward, both physically and mentally. As we move from longer days to longer nights, it is natural to feel a bit out of balance physically and emotionally. We may become more reflective on the parts of our lives that feel out of balance. This is an opportunity to use our yoga practice to cultivate a sense of calm, balance and grounding on every level of self. Try a consistent practice of Child's Pose, Warrior Poses, Tree Pose, and Triangle to bring balance to you.
Take a big breath - air is all around us.......
Meet Joy Nutter!
Joy attends yoga at Val Vista Village and agreed to answer a few questions and be the first Featured Student for my occasional newsletters. Learning more about our fellow yogis brightens our path and makes our journey joyful.
SJ: Where is your permanent home?
JN: We live full time in an RV.
SJ: What prompted you to try yoga for the first time, and why do you keep practicing?
JN: I took yoga for the first time for exercise and meditation. I keep doing it because it works!
SJ: What have you found most challenging about the practice?
JN: I find yoga to be a very positive challenge.
SJ: How does yoga influence your life outside of classes?
JN: Yoga has increased my energy level and self image.
SJ: Name three things on your bucket list.
JN: Three things on my bucket list are to spend a summer in Alaska, win a jackpot at the casino, and a return visit to the Turks and Caicos where I was married.
SJ: What would your friends say you are most known for?
JN: My friends would say I am most known for making good desserts.
Thank you Joy. It is truly a JOY to have you in class and now we will all look forward to an after yoga dessert some time in our future!
Send your answers to these questions to Susan@susanjarvie.com so I can feature you in my next newsletter.
Our teachers often use just the right words to inspire us on our mat, and in our lives. Here are some of my favorite quotes, thoughts and stories that inspire me to live my best life.