I am not even going to comment on this weather. Not going there, no way, no how. Okay, just a short commentary. I am going through a process of rethinking about our current cool weather. Maybe we are not “owed” a spring of warmer weather. I am trying to get out of the prevalent mindset of disgust at Mother Nature. Now this may not be the case for those that their income relies on a warmer spring. The farmer, the landscaper, the carpenter, etc. may all need a normal spring for their livelihood. I’ve planted my vegetable garden (at least the cold weather plants) but my income does not hinge on getting the produce to market.
But like anything there are cycles, ups and downs, and roller coaster rides. We make plans to weather out the turns and twists. We strive to find balance in what is thrown our way. Where can you find your balance as you grab your winter coat for a few more days. Maybe a walk outside, bundled up, to appreciate how nature is coping with the colder winds. What do the tulips do? What about the birds? Maybe this is the break you need to spend some time indoors to finish a winter project or read that book. Find your own way to balance.
Legs up Variation (with bolsters)
Props: 2 bolsters, 1-2 blankets, neck roll
Benefits: drains fluid from the legs, releases pelvic floor, chest and shoulder opener, back of legs get a gentle stretch
Place one bolster horizontally on mat (for the knees) and one vertically (for the feet, ankes and lower legs). Arrange a triple-folded blanket horizontally (lumbar and thoracic spine area). Recline legs over the bolsters and lower the upper body on the blanket. Adjust so that the tips of the shoulder blades are right above the blanket. Add neck pillow under neck and move arms to Goddess position if comfortable for your shoulders. Otherwise, they can go by your side or stack hands on top of your belly. 10 to 15 minutes, dropping the weight of your body on the exhalations.
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