Fall Yoga Part 1 – Members
This is a blog post that I put together as a result of a question from Ann on the membership site who was looking for classes that she could do for the autumn season.
Fall is a time for turning inward, a yin time of year.
According to Traditional Chinese medicine, the season of autumn is associated with the element of Metal, which governs organization, order, communication, the mind, setting limits, and protecting boundaries. It’s a good time to finish projects that you began in spring and summer – harvesting the bounty of your hard work. Of course, it’s also the perfect time to begin more introspective, indoor projects.
Rejoin us for the Study of the Bhagavad Gita:
Here are the most recent classes on the Gita:
I have found myself to be quite introspective at this time of year. I was grateful for my time of introspection on a recent retreat. The At-Home Self Retreat is a great resource to nourish this introspection, organization, setting limits and protecting boundaries. (includes 4 yoga classes, yoga nidra, sitting and walking meditations)
Fall, on the other hand, is a time of organizing your life for the winter season ahead and coming more inside your body and mind to reflect on your life.
You might want to curl up with a good book, like we did last year with The Way of the Happy Woman
The lung and large intestine are the internal organs related to Fall and the Metal element. Your lungs are associated with the emotion of “letting go.” Your lungs are considered by Traditional Chinese medicine to be a “tender organ.” This is because your lungs are the uppermost organ in you body and especially susceptible to wind and cold.
Classes on the membership for your Lungs include:
Strength Building Class for your Chest:
Classes on the membership for letting go for the large intestines include:
In Loving Memory – The 5-class series on bereavement and grief is great for letting go
Kundalini Kriya on the Navel Center and Elimination
Various systems of self-mastery teach that by controlling your breath, you can achieve and maintain physical vigor, mental clarity and emotional tranquility.
Being with Your Breath from Meditation Series:
Sleep is another important aspect of staying healthy in the Fall. The ancients advised that people should retire early at night and rise with the crowing of the rooster during the autumn.
Classes that will Help you with Your Sleep:
Yoga for Insomnia Series includes Classes and Recipes
(2 yoga classes, 1 breath practice, 2 lectures – one on eating, one with tips on sleeping)
What you eat also greatly affects the health of your lungs. Eating excess cold and raw foods creates dampness or phlegm which is produced by the spleen and stored by the lungs. Dairy products, such as milk, cheese, cream, and butter also create phlegm, while moderate amounts of pungent foods like garlic, onions, ginger, horseradish, and mustard are beneficial to the lungs.
Over 35 yoga classes, breath practices, meditations, lectures and recipes available to you for the fall.