Dear yogis and yoginis,
This full moon in Scorpio has passed like a massive wave, so perhaps you like myself are feeling a little more exhausted and depleted than normal. Make sure you take some time to rest and nourish yourself until your energy levels are balanced again.
Sometimes, and especially now during lockdown, we have to deal with others’ erratic behaviour’s head on, especially our close ones or people we share our space with. Perhaps this full moon has brought someone’s dark side up to the surface and you’ve had to handle the tsunami not knowing where it came from.
How can we create some distance when there is no physical distance?
Boundaries are important and the closer we are to people the firmer in place they should be. I find staying close to my centre helps in this situations when, aside from having to manage my own stress I am being thrown some more. Stepping out of the situation without reacting is no easy feat, but most effective. Breathe it through. A few deep breaths and then our dear Ujjayi breath, calming our senses, keeping us focused, soothing the heart.
A daily meditation practice is an invaluable tool to be able to stay calm in the middle of the tsunami. Once this regular practice settles within you it’s like having a superpower. You are able to control your own mind and not be affected by others behaviours. This is definitely something worth investing in!
Asana practice will also help channel your fire into a very beneficial outcome, your physical wellbeing (which, by default, will effect your emotional wellbeing). A short sun salutation, maybe staying in down dog a little longer, burning it on Utkatasana (chair pose)… Think of the great benefits of a fire under control. And now think of the destruction power held by a fire out of control. Fire is fire. We just need to learn how to handle it.
Mercury moves into Gemini today, Monday, marking the beginning of three weeks of premium time for negotiations, anything to do with communications, networking, the internet and electronic devices – I am hoping this means our Zoom classes will get a boost!
Mars enters Piscis on Wednesday, meaning fire enters water. Mars is not very happy on this sign as its energy dissolves its willpower, dampening its fire, leaving you confused and not knowing which path to take. If we look at this from a little bit of a higher plane this alignment can be turned to a good place and be used to channel our inner Spiritual (Pisces) warrior (Mars).
Two planets go retrograde this week: Venus on Wednesday and Jupiter on Thursday. Venus rules love, creative projects and finances and will be going retrograde till June 25th – not a good period for weddings. Jupiter will be retrograde for the next 4 months, so this is a good time to do a little soul searching and make sure your goals are still in tune with your heart’s desires.
A Sun – Pluto trine on Friday may bring out a few handy secrets and we will end the week with a lucky charm on Sunday brought by a Jupiter-Sun trine.
This week’s yoga
7.00 – 8.15pm – Yoga Level 1, Beginners
1 – 1.30pm – Lunchtime Yoga
7 – 8.15pm – Yoga Level 2, Improvers
9-9.30am – Rise and Shine Yoga – NEW CLASS!
10 – 11.15am – Slow Flow Yoga
1 – 1:30pm – Lunchtime Yoga
11am – 12.15pm – Open Level Yoga
You can book all these classes here.
Stay well and I hope to see you on the mat very soon!