"The Three Months of Fall are called the period of tranquility of one's conduct... The mysterious powers of Fall create dryness in Heaven and they create metal upon the Earth."
At the end of October and for some of us not until November, we transitioned from the late summer energy of early Fall into the true Fall Energy of Metal or the quality most closely associated with the Ayurvedic element of Air. Air and Metal energies concern mental and spiritual activities, including the workings of the mind, the intellect and communication.
Metal energy is about receiving and letting go. As the trees shed their leaves every year, so must we pare down in preparation for Winter. It is a time to pause and take stock of the year's growth. Sometimes there can be a sense of loss or melancholy at this time. If it has been a good "harvest", we can have a feeling of completion and a clear sense of our "value" and "worth".
The Metal Energy in our bodies governs our basic rhythms of receiving and letting go through the breath and through bodily eliminations of the colon and the largest organ of the body, the skin. Proper intake and elimination helps to keep things flowing and prevents stagnation and dis-ease.
During the Metal phase of the year, we connect to the meaning in our lives, and become re-inspired for another cycle to begin after a Winter's rest.
Fall is an opportune time to renew your pranayama practice and cleanse the body with local in-season fresh greens and root vegetables. Try to abstain from some of the indulgences of the holidays and download some of our latest pranayama recordings with John Schumacher. Look out for more upcoming recordings with Kofi Busia. Keep up your yoga, meditation and pranayama practice and stay grounded this season.
Pranayama: A Tonic for the Lungs It can be easy to accentuate the Practice of Asana: But in the Fall, we emphasize the practice of pranayama - the ancient yogic art of moderating and restraining prana: the breath or life force. John Schumacher has developed a year-long course to teach the foundations of pranayama. We want to encourage you to begin or re-invigorate your practice of pranayama this season. Use the Coupon Code IYNAUS2016 in the iHanuman Store to receive 10% of any Download, Now through the end of the year! We hope this inspires you to develop your own personal practice of pranayama. Enjoy!
New Yoga Classes with John Schumacher! Listen to over 20 New Previously Unreleased classes focused on building Strength. New classes are Available in All Levels - Level 2, Level 2-3, Level 3 and Pranayama Level 3. Listen to and Download the New Classes Now! Use the Coupon Code IYNAUS2016 to receive 10% Off through the end of the year!
New Recordings with Kofi Busia Coming Soon! Keep an Eye Out for New Recordings! Soon to be released classes from a recent workshop with Kofi! Look for All Levels, Intermediate and Pranayama classes as well as a Teacher's Workshop from Beloved Yoga Teacher, Kofi Busia. We may release some FREE videos from the weekend too, so stay Tuned! In The Meantime, Check Out Several of Our Recordings from Last Year!
New Yoga Teacher: K-Lea Gifford is a second-generation Yoga instructor. She started practicing in 1983. K-Lea has studied in Pune, India with the Iyengars several times and is certified at the Junior Intermediate Level 2. Learn More About K-Lea Now! Are You Interested in Reaching a Broader Audience? Learn More and Create An Account on iHanuman Today!
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Herbal Lung Tonic Try Licorice Root, Ginger Root, Wild Cherry Bark and Coltsfoot for a Nourishing Tonic Tea for the Lungs. Or add Ginger, Cayenne and Curry to your favorite recipes to support the Lungs during the remaining dry weeks this Fall. Yum!
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