I've always loved watching the sunrises and sunsets...they give a deeper meaning to my days. They are moments where I honor stillness, take the time to set my intentions and pause to remember...
Each morning sky and the sensations I experience are unique. My practice of waking with the dawn, begins my day with inspiration and connected intention. I take the time to gather myself in the gentle light and feel my breathe as she moves in and out of my body. Most mornings, I stand barefoot on the Earth and close my eyes in order to heighten my other senses....to embrace the awakening energy around me and listen to what I need from this day. This simple 10 to 15 minutes, every morning, creates an undercurrent of inner stillness & calm throughout my day. Even on the days that I wake past the sunrise, I still honor this morning ritual so that my energy is focused in a loving and creative way.
My little man and I honor the ending of the day by watching the blue sky change to magical colors and share what we are grateful for. This helps us to remember what is truly important in our lives and give thanks for how blessed we are. On the days when it's raining or we've missed the sunset, we say good night to the sun and welcome the moon & stars as we talk about what wonderful things happened that day or where we may need to be more mindful. These small moments nurture our abundant mindsets and support our embodied intentions of living a slow life.
I would love to hear about your favorite sunrise or sunset practices...
Below are my article contributions and podcasts...
MoveOnPast podcast, episode 8
~honoring space to hear my inner knowing
~enhancing our awareness
~the benefits of a flow & restore practice
~we need to stay curious as yoga teachers
~small moments of stillness to carry me through the day
~elephant journal contributions...
~how my flow & restore practice has helped me relinquish old stories
~cultivating intentional rest through restorative yoga