Yoga Pose & Focus : 6/13-6/18

“If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.” -Pythagoros

We close out Gemini season with the theme of the Ashvins- or the Hindu mythological complement to the Western astrology Gemini twins. The Ashvins represent cosmic duality- darkness and light, healing and destruction. As we inch towards the summer solstice- enjoying the longest day of the year, we soon plunge back towards shorter days. At the halfway point of this year, perhaps it’s time to reflect on how you’ve changed or transformed this year, and how you have stayed the same. What polarities are you working with in your life? Need a little help reflecting? Join us for our goal setting check in on June 20! (get signed up here)

As for the postures this week, we are going to play with balance through garudasana (eagle pose) and for those of you ready to advance your practice, possibly vatayanasana (horse pose) which is a nod to the Ashvins as they are sometimes referred to as the horsemen. Headed to stretch or restore? Enjoy a reclined supported half moon to stretch your side body and lay low from the summer heat.