This has been a tough winter. Fall was rough but winter took the cake. The weather in all realms of my being was turbulent and stormy. There were changes in my psyche, in my profession, within my family, in society and in the meteorological atmosphere. Rebalancing was a constant practice and I have really exercised both my “let it go” muscle as well as my “acceptance” brain.

What guides me through? My recovery and my yoga practice. They both take time, they take effort and they take “refreshing”. To restart and re-establish my ardor for recovery I go to new meetings, I meet with new people and, if I am fortunate enough, work with a newcomer.

To rekindle my love for yoga I do the same thing: take new classes, meet with other teachers, do more research and take on new students.

This time of year, Spring, my physical yoga practice calls to me in more fervent ways. I am stagnant and have a pelt of lethargy left over from the winter months. It is time to “wring” out the old with a series of twists, to rekindle the internal flame of action and inspiration in standing poses. It is time to get the chakra of action and mobility into more conscious balance and to move.

As spring is about rejuvenation and blooming, stepping out and carrying on a new yoga sequence can get your juices flowing.

Here is a short downloadable practice to stir up the action of growth and rejuvenation while remaining grounded. Please click here

Author

Kyczy Hawk; author and E-RYT 500 Kyczy has been teaching recovery focused yoga classes since 2008. She is also an author having published several books combining the philosophy of yoga with recovery principles. Her most recent books are “Yogic Tools For Recovery; A Guide To Working The Steps” and its companion workbook. She is also the author of “Yoga and the Twelve Step Path” , “Life in Bite-Sized Morsels” , and “From Burnout to Balance” as well as five recovery oriented word puzzle books.You can also join Kyczy and a host of other people in recovery every Sunday morning at 8am PT (11 am ET) on In The Rooms at the Yoga Recovery meeting. She currently holds online Y12SR meetings combining a full 45 minutes of all paths recovery meeting and 45 minutes of all levels yoga.It meets Sundays 4pm PDT (register at wllowglenyoga.com .) Kyczy is very proud of her family; husband, kids, and grandkids, all who amaze her in unique and wonderful ways. Join her mailing list for other information and links to free classes at www.yogarecovery.com.

1 Comment

  1. I really like this. I tried to get the download but it failed because of safety issues for some reason. Is it possible for you to send it to me?
    Keep writing and sharing wonderful messages of recovery. Thank you Kyczy.

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