Yes, autumn is here, and it brings with it an opportunity to slow down, reflect, let go of what no longer serves you, and marvel at all of your accomplishments.
But accepting change, saying goodbye, and even cherishing your own treasures isn't always easy. Our lives are busy, our to-do lists long, and our hearts fragile. The bright side is that the tool with which to invite ease this season is right under your nose--BREATHING!
Every chance you get to take in a deep(er) breath, to let out a slow exhalation, and to notice how it all feels is good. Paying attention to your breath connects you directly with the present moment, with who you truly are, and with the signals your body is giving you right now.
With this connection, you can respond to what's happening in your life from the authentic and resourceful you (instead of going on automatic or reacting to what others think).
- Join me for any of the classes this month, and especially the DAYLONG RETREAT THIS SATURDAY (few spots left), for a chance to align with autumn!
- If you're dealing with respiratory or bowel issues, deep sadness or grief, come by for acupressure so that we can tend together to these familiar fall symptoms. Schedule @ shiraozsinai.com/acupressure1.
- Can't join me in person? I recommend practicing at home with this meditation on the root chakra and/or checking out the poem, This Breath, from last autumn @ shiraozsinai.com/blog/this-breath.
I'll leave you with a quote (origin unknown to me) that I used to say to myself repeatedly a few years back, and I honestly think it saved my life more than once: Just breathe, everything else is optional!