Celebrate Fall! favorite_border
In honor of our anniversary (and our founder's birthday!), we will ground, breathe, move our bodies a bit and then: make a fall wreath! Whether you put it on your crown to celebrate your beauty or hang it on your door to celebrate fall is up to you. Go foraging for materials in nature, grab some scissors and twine, and you'll be ready for this practice!
You'll get started with a bit of movement to channel and embody the intention you'd like to set for this new season of your life. Begin in a comfortable lying down position to breath and connect, then invite a bit of movement in the hips, spine, and hamstrings with Reclined Supine Twists (Supta Matsyendrasana), modified Reclined Hand-to-Big Toe Pose (Supta Padangusthasana), and Seated Cat/Cow Poses (Marjaryasana/Bitilasana).
Transition to Tabletop Pose (Bharmanasana) to continue Cat/Cow and explore intuitive movement in your body then take a moment to rest in Child's Pose (Balasana) and connect with your intention. Continue with side body stretches, then flow through Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) and Forward Fold (Uttanasana) before settling the breath in Half Pigeon Pose (Ardha Kapotasana) and finally, Savasana (Corpse Pose) to let everything go.
After moving your body and grounding into your fall intentions, you'll continue with a ritual of connecting with Mother Nature by making a fall wreath out of natural materials to close your practice.
To make your fall wreath, you will need:
- Natural materials like branches, flowers, leaves, grass; anything you can forage (or buy) that you would like your wreath to be made up of. Aim for many long, thin branches that are bendable, and try to find different kinds of textures and colors so you have creative options.
- A good pair of scissors
- Twine or string
- Optional - while you can make your wreath using only materials found in nature, if you'd like, you can also buy a base wreath (available in DIY and garden stores), wire, or repurpose a wire hanger to make a sturdy base.
"The feeling I want to embody this season is..."
Spotify class playlist: Celebrate Fall
Please note that while Spotify playlists are often provided, they are optional and will not negatively impact your experience if not used.
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