As much as we all hate to admit it, summer has wound down. However, as I mentioned last month, the late summer season into Fall are my favorite seasons. I say seasons because Ayurveda, the science of Life or sister science to Yoga, claims there are six seasons. The additional seasons are the late summer/early fall and the late winter/early spring.
These "bonus" seasons are said to be auspicious times. The Gheranda Compendium states that these seasons of the year are a fruitful time to practice yoga. AND September happens to be National Yoga Month. Our feature this month shares clips from some yogis that dedicate their teaching to those less fortunate. And we encourage each of you to take your practice in some form out into your community and re-inspire your own daily yoga practice.
In healing traditions, these transition times are excellent times to cleanse the body with nourishing whole foods. I will engage in an annual cleanse and fast this month and will share with you daily tips to practice yoga in a cleansing and balancing way. The rest of our community is here to support you on your journey as well. We have lots of free yoga classes and inspiring news from teachers all over the world.
In coming months we will share with you more from our new Yoga Kula and Yoga Universe. In the meantime, get out there, practice, share and give back to your community!
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Featured Teacher: Richard Rosen: Director of Piedmont Yoga Studio
Seasonal Treat: Use Your Summer Berries for Easy Delicious Smoothie
From the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Berry Cool Summer Smoothie
Prep time:�Â� 5-10 minutes
- 1 banana
- 2 handfuls of berries (we love blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries)
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1 cup almond milk
- Mix all ingredients in the blender and enjoy!
Notes:�Â� Feel free to replace almond butter with any other kind of nut butter, and the same goes for the almond milk. Also works great with coconut water.