"Yoga does not change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees" B.K.S Iyengar
Taoist winter - water Element
Winter - time of limited activity...
So limited in my case, that I am adding this post when winter is already almost over ;).
Needed an activating kick of spring to get this done :).
In winter nature is resting and preparing for another cycle of activity. It is the most yin time of a year. People could also take the opportunity to slow down and explore their potential.
Among the gifts of Water we may find:
During long winter evenings we may reflect on how Water gifts manifest within us. Try asking yourself the following questions:
If we feel that our Water element is out of balance, we may support it through:
Visualise sitting next to a lake. Look into the water, feel its texture with your hands. Imagine your body dissolving into the lake. Enjoy the coolness, darkness and stillness of water. Realise that now also its fluidity and power are yours. You can flow freely as your mind is free from framing preconceptions. Imagine the lake taking the shape of your body and staying within you. When you no longer need it, put your feet firmly on the ground and let the water feeling flow down with gravity and return to earth.
Water supporting restorative poses (relieving fear):
Water yin (taoist) poses:
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Magdalena Karas - Jurga.