Metaphors for Autumn: Pruning, releasing, letting go, balancing, contraction, discernment, self-regulation, making space, inner listening, remembering your core. — Way of Joy
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Autumn is a time to come back to your core essence and summon the courage to move ahead as the Natural World becomes more stark. For me, this is actually being a great time to tap my creativity and fine-tune my vision.
For example, I have been waking up super early these days with some fun ideas for my upcoming (Free!) teleclass, Meditate This! Transformation in a New York Minute, for folks, including myself, who want to pivot quickly out of overwhem and stress into a Supercharge of SURGE.
Here is a quick autumnal qigong practice to keep you on track.
Vicki Dello Joio, founder of The Way of Joy: A Spiritual Fitness Program, is a teacher, speaker and performing artist. Integrating over 40 years of Chi Kung practice with other martial arts as well as her work in Yoga, Feldenkreis, physical fitness and theater, Vicki has developed a dynamic set of tools to increase awareness, transform obstacles into opportunities and enhance creative potential. Book: The Way of Joy, CD: Short Meditations for a Busy Life. On-line videos you can use to supercharge your energy in less than 4 minutes a day: From Muck to Mastery.