Like Water....

Water: Fluidity. Formlessness. Possibility....

For a moment, think of water in all of its forms and functions: At once it can be soft and hard. Life-giving and a force of the greatest destruction. It moulds itself easily and without complaint to its container. And simply with its presence, it can cheer even the most intractable child. 

How perfect on this day when we have both the Summer Solstice and the full moon (an occurrence that happens about once every 70 years or so...). In yoga, the sun represents something fiery, bright and hot with a masculine energy. The moon is cool, reflective, calm and represents the female energy. We are often too much one or the other. In our practice, we strive for balance between the two energies. We must flow (like water) between the two to find our equilibrium. 

On this day of the summer solstice and the full moon, we are invited to release the old and embrace the new. We are invited to set our intentions and plant seeds for the next 6 months. And so, a practice embodying the fluidity of water helps us to find what it is that we want & need. It welcomes us to add flexibility to places that feel tight and stuck and it invites us to contain those areas that are too unstructured and without support. 

Wishing you all a beautiful start to summer with energy of this very special summer solstice/full moon. May you find a fluid possibility in the next few months....

See you on the mat!