“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer…
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back." ~ Albert Camus
Yes, a new year is upon us! Coming off the holiday season‘s “too-busy-to-do-yoga” or practice nourishing self-care, can we now take that break we’ve been promising ourselves “once the holidays or (fill in the blank) xyz are over”?
Nature’s wisdom invites the plants to die off, shut down, and nourish inner roots before the spring thaw; bears and other animals hibernate and store energies. As everything dies off or goes within itself to grow and be renewed once spring returns, so winter beckons us to slow down and go inward…to walk slower on snowy streets, to huddle in warm circles with friends.
Perhaps instead of (or in addition to if you must) creating all those many resolutions to ‘improve’ ourselves, create an intention* to do some playful things and have fun – make a snowman, come to a Princeton Yoga drum circle!
*Yes, the yogic tradition has a formula for this, it’s called Sankalpa (resolve)- a formula for realizing your heartfelt desires — without asking you to change who you are.
Give yourself a retreat day and/or take the time to support yourself with life affirming tools you will take with you from this season’s special offerings. Please do browse our new brochure and website and see what ‘calls’ to you. Or just come for the fun of it.
This winter (our second at our beautiful new scenic home), with the hush of fallen snow and our snow capped welcoming Buddha statue, we hope that you will find Princeton Yoga to be that “mini-retreat in your own backyard” and join us for a hot cup of tea.
Allow us at Princeton Yoga to support you in your Sankalpa (resolve) to nourish your inner energies this season.
In peace, health and new year intentions,
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