Y'all. We are officially in week 5 of quarantine! Did you think we would make it? As much as I miss a good slice of pizza from my local pizza place, I'm grateful for the time and space that has been created naturally for all of us to step into.
Now, I will say one thing that has been hard. MOVEMENT! I'm so used to walking around during work, having a little variety in scenery, etc. So, safe to say that it's been a little tough sitting on the floor or any surface for that matter, and working for several hours, etc. There are definitely days where my joints and body feel so stiff, that it hurts to walk. So, what to do? How can we find movement and fluidity while ensuring that we are productive and efficient with our time?
During the summer months, it's important to find various ways to releasing heat instead of just eating ice cream and drinking cold water.
From an Ayurvedic perspective, body heat is governed by the fire element in the body. Fire is embodied by pitta dosha. So, it's important to find ways to let pitta dissipate from the body. Yoga is a great way to release heat from the body, without going crazy and having to stick your head in the freezer every 10 minutes.
The Moon. The feminine energy. The nourisher. The soma. The nectar. The lustrous. The soft and gentle.