Spring is such an invigorating time of the year. It’s as though we can feel the energy shift from a restful yin phase into an invigorating time of growth. The plants begin to share their flowers again, the animals come back out to play, and we are able to enjoy the sun on our bare skin again.
During a recent retreat we spent as much time as possible outside enjoying these spring sensations. What a joy to peacefully walk in meditative silence along our beautiful Spring Creek path, sharing nature with the ducks, squirrels, and birds. Nature takes on a whole new life when you are able to cut down on the chatter both internally and by choosing to be silent externally, allowing nature to speak in it’s own way. We began to create our own peaceful presence in the world.
We experienced learning to trust more in the rolling lawns of the Solarium International Hostel. Allowing the energy of our yoga tribe mates to guide us safely was a practice in letting go and also of sharing loving energy. We cultivated the seeds of our intentions for the coming months through meditation, and we were able to create a visual reminder that can grow alongside the intention we planted in ourselves and in the universe. What a joy to hear and see the progress of both our internal seeds and those which we planted. Together we can support each other in growing into our fullest potential.
Throughout the two day retreat we were able to retreat into ourselves and into our sacred space at the shala. Colorado has a mind of it’s own, and our second day poured a refreshing rain down into the land. We received beautiful meditation guidance from Dennis, learning how to take this internal practice into other aspects of our lives off of the mat. We explored the idea of peace while preparing an offering of our peaceful intentions out to the world in honor of World Peace Day. We poured our sacred water and perhaps a few tears into the river, sharing this loving energy for everyone to receive.
We are offered many opportunities to share the gifts that we receive from our yoga and meditation practices into various aspects of both our own lives and others. Every time we share love, or a smile, or truly listen to someone we are taking our yoga off the mat.