Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Autumnal Equinox '09 - New Season New Flava!
WHAT IS THE AUTUMNAL EQUINOX?
Today is the Autumnal Equinox 2009, marking the beginning of a new season and new flava! This is a time to seek to restore balance in the world and in ourselves - mind, body, breath and spirit. "Equinox" is from the Latin word "aquinoctium" meaning equal night. An equinox occurs when the sun is over the equator and hours of the day and night are equal - 12 hours each.
Find your balance by sitting or standing quietly with your eyes closed, breathing deeply and being mindful of your body. Check in with yourself, how do you feel? Now bring your hands to your heart center and be mindful of feeling balanced. Let this be a gentle reminder to you of grace, beauty and balance that comes with the autumnal equinox - between day and night, light and dark, activity and rest.
CELEBRATIONS - NEW SEASON NEW SPONSOR - MAREN GOOD OF GOOD SCENTS, INC!
My celebration began last Saturday at the V.I.P. Private Penthouse Party sponsored by
Maren Good of Good Scents, Inc. / Scent and Sound Works. Check out the following video:
HERE ARE A FEW SUGGESTIONS HOW YOU CAN GET IN SYNC WITH THE SEASON:
1. Go for a nature walk and enjoy the changing scenery.
2. Go to your local farmers market and buy the seasonal fruits and vegetables (apples, pumpkin, squash, etc.)
3. Create a Cornucopia (Harvest Basket or Bowl) gather items from you nature walk, farmers market visit and around your home.
4. Rest in the contentment knowing you have collected that which you need.
As a African American, I pondered what this season of harvest meant to me, being mindful of the harvest of cotton and such that slaves were forced to be a part of. I came across Oprah Winfrey's quote in a Forbes Magazine interview "I had to get rid of that slave mentality". Today is the Autumnal Equinox 2009, change of season, change mentality to HARVEST PROSPERITY CONSCIOUSNESS. Celebrate the abundance you already have and open up to the possibilities ahead. Yoga for Prosperity Sessions will be beginning in October, let me know of your interest as I create the new schedule.
In the mean time, check out Robin Downes'Yoga Flava home study products and the Yoga Flava web site.
Next upcoming event - Yoga Flava up in club Katra, Oct. 2nd. (more info.coming soon)
Sending peace, prosperity and positive vibes... Robin