Late summer signifies a shift from the hedonistic high spirits of endlessly long hours of sunshine, to a more focused and productive time of year. Although most of us have long lost the intrinsic link between our food production and survival, back along this would be a time of harvesting, pickling, and preserving the glut of summer and stockpiling and secreting it away in dark larders and kitchen corners, thereby securing our safe passage through the cold and barren winter months.
Welcome dear readers to this months spiritual focus. We’re warming up and finding ways to cool down at Forage Bontanicals. This brought to mind a relationship of a certain Hindu Goddess and God. Kali and Shiva.
The definition of celebration is quite easily accepted as a common thread within society. We have managed to package up the essence of gratitude into marketable concepts.
For this month’s posture, I have chosen urdhva dhanurasana/ Upward facing bow pose. A strong backbend, this asana physically represents an open heart, and a willingness to give and receive.
The solstice is such a special time of year for rejoicing and giving thanks for all the bountiful blessings in our lives. Friends, family and fun in the sun! It is also the peak of not only the season but the peak of our innate outward expression.