When the silence isn’t quiet
And it feels like it’s getting hard to breathe
And I know you feel like dying
But I promise we’ll take the world to its feet
And move mountains
We’ll take it to its feet
And move mountains -Andra Day
November. The last full month of autumn, and a time to celebrate the outdoors before we are pushed inside by the extremes of winter. Here at Yoga Home our initiative is to promote and foster gratitude. When you walk into the studio this month you will be greeted by different Gratitude Journals and our famous Gratitude Tree. Before or after class be sure to write something or someone you are grateful for on a leaf to then hang on this beautiful tree. One person we often forget to give gratitude for is our individual self, so be sure to set time aside to show yourself how grateful you are for you.
I don’t know about you, but November always seems to creep up on me. The sudden chill, less sunlight, falling back an hour, and quieter nights since most of the birds that usually sing us to sleep have started south. Our world is troubled by hate and adversity, and it can become exhausting to be a positive and resilient light. This playlist works to acknowledge that pain and anger, but then to work to let it go to move onto personal and communal productivity. With songs like, “Rise Up” by Andra Day and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel we are bringing to light the need to work for balance. My daily practice starts to be inspired by the sign of Scorpio, and becomes passionate and adventurous from the outside in with songs like “Stepping with Gratitude” by Shaman’s Dream and “Chasing Stars” by Moux. We begin to settle the internal fire down with “November Rain” by Calm Radio and “Embers” by Tracey Chattaway. Finally, bringing our practice to a close with stillness by listening to “Images of Broken Light” by Chihei Hatakeyama.
Now it is time to hop onto your mat to show yourself some love! Namaste.
Written by Front Desk Team Member, Rosie