The signposts of changing seasons mark opportunities to meditate and reflect on what is important to us.
Autumn is harvest time in the Northern Hemisphere, and a time to reflect on what we have reaped in our lives through our actions.
To begin a harvest meditation sit straight, eyes closed, hands in lap and take a few even breaths to settle down. For example - breathe in 2 counts; breathe out 2 counts; breathe in 2 counts and continue.
Begin thinking with appreciation on what you have harvested in your life. If you have a long-range goal, break it into manageable pieces - little steps to success.
Reflect that each positive step leads to another in kind, and builds a life full of contentment and happiness. And what greater reward could anyone reap in the harvest of life, then being able to see a bounty of harmony and peace!
Reflect that we are all interrelated and by helping one another attain goals by giving encouragement we are adding to the overall world success.
The equinox is a time of even hours of night in day in both hemispheres. Let's take advantage of the time where we on the planet all have this in common to dwell on our sameness as one large family of humanity.
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Gentle Yoga and Meditation – for All Adults
Gentle yoga poses and meditations for adults of all ages, plus a dose of yoga philosophy and virtues. All poses illustrated. 107 pages. Table of contents at this link.
Yoga for all Kids
Included in the text are 4 styles of meditation for balance, harmony and instant stress relief, plus 15 gentle moving yoga poses that can also be used as a basic motor skills lesson plan, followed by 18 chapters about how to live social skills, and a dictionary of 40 one sentence definitions of happiness. For kids of all ages and abilities. Fully illustrated with photos of poses.
Article and photo credit by Susan Helene Kramer