EcoYoga in practice

My yoga is inspired by Henryk Skolimowski’s EcoYoga - and to explain what better than the words of the man himself. To experience some of his practices, join a class, especially the new outdoor class, coming soon for spring and summer… The below is from the book EcoYoga (all copyright Henryk Skolimowski/Gaia Books)… The main focus of EcoYoga is Grace, Health and Hope. We need to regain grace in our lives in order to make them more meaningful. We need healing on a large scale, healing of ourselves and the planet Earth. We need hope as a shining beacon to lead us forwards, to guide and sustain us.

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Joanna Blundell
A Short Story of Falling

I came across a beautiful poem today by Alice Oswald, which begins with “It is the story of the falling rain to turn into a leaf and fall again” and closes with “…the story of the the falling rain that rises to the light and falls again.”

The poem, called A Short Story of Falling, seems so evocative of autumn, the transitions of each season, the cycle of life, the circular nature of our ecosystems. Yoga too is a circular ecosystem, each breath anchors us to the present moment, if we let it, and with each inhale and exhale, we are given the chance to begin again. This is a valuable offering when too often time feels like it is running away from us.

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Joanna Blundell