February 1st marks the half way point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Early on February 2nd, Groundhog Day, we wait for Wiarton Willie to predict how many more weeks of winter there will be. Whether he sees his shadow or not, there are still six weeks until the Spring Equinox!
There will be a class at 10:30 on Monday, February 15th, Family Day. Please join us!
Students may register for the remaining 4 weeks, pay per class to drop in or purchase a 10 class pass which is valid for 6 months. Mid session registration fees will be prorated. We accept cash or cheque.
William C. Bryant
The first of February is one of the cross quarter days on the Wheel of the Year. The Celtic calendar celebrates this day as Imbolc (e-MOLK) or ewe’s milk acknowledging the traditional lambing season and the first day of spring. It is a time to notice the mysterious signs of spring as the days gradually lengthen and the earth begins to slowly warm. Seeds in the ground and buds on the trees are responding to the increased minutes of daylight by beginning to stir!
To feel in greater harmony with nature, we bring more fire (Pitta) to the practice to balance out the earth and water (Kapha) energies of this time of the year. This helps relieve any congestion and sluggishness that we may be experiencing. On the mat, we can continue to create opening and heat in the body through more dynamic poses, hip openers and twists.
Charles M. Schultz