This time of the year is usually very busy with family, shopping and parties. The available light, weather and general mood tells us to stay indoors wrapped up in a blanket, but the social norms tells us to get out and party. We can't ignore that airborne illnesses are still a thing (for some people the flu this year has been worse than Covid) and so you might want to be judicious about how and when you are risking exposure. What to do when faced with such choices? Maybe discernment and compromise is best. Go to the events that hold deep meaning for you and feeds your energy rather than depletes it. Think of your available energy for socializing like a bank account. You have to make sure there are enough funds to cover your expenses. If not, you will have to replenish or forgo. By now you probably have an idea of what replenishes you, just like you already know what depletes you. Sharpen your pencil and do the math. See what you are willing to spend down your account on.
This month we have some workshops that will help replenish your account so you can do more, if you want. Better to have the option of fueling your holidays (you can always decide not to go even if you have plenty in your account!) than not having enough to get you through to 2023.
Check out the offerings to see what fits your schedule and budget. As always, getting outdoors is a good, inexpensive, easily accessible way to refuel, and so far we have had good enough weather to do that. If you would like to follow some short guided meditations, you can do that here.
Ah yes, I also wanted to point out that we will be focusing on Pratyahara (sense withdrawal) and Savasana this month in class. Both great ways to recharge your system! Bring your eyebags, scarves and maybe favorite blanket to class with you so you can get nice and cozy. You can also choose a pose you want to work on so start considering your requests!
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