Autumn Equinox

This week’s practice has been all about grounding, balance, and spending time in nature while preparing for the equinox. The Autumn equinox is a time of equal lightness and darkness. A time when the day is balanced with the night. As we shift from the lightness of long summer days, the equinox is a time to practice gratitude and to celebrate abundance as we prepare for longer nights and the darkness of winter.

Ways to Celebrate the Equinox

  • Stretch and practice Yoga
  • Meditate
  • Write and Reflect
  • Spend time in nature
  • Collect fall leaves and flowers
  • Cook and decorate with harvest vegetables, herbs, and flowers from the garden or farmers market
  • Bake homemade bread
  • Enjoy a meal with friends and family
  • Or enjoy time by yourself
  • Practice self-care with a bath or deep hair mask
  • Clean and organize the house
  • Reduce clutter in the home and donate anything that is no longer needed
  • Practice gratitude

Autumn Equinox Yoga Sequence for Grounding and Balance

Hold each Posture for 1-5 Minutes

  • Virasana (hero’s pose) à urdvha hastasana à ardha canrasana 1
  • Danadasana (Staff pose)
  • Cat/Cow
  • Adho-Mukha-Svanasana  (downward facing dog)
  • Uttanasana (forward fold)
  • Virabhadrasana 1 (Warrior 1)
  • Parsvatanasana (pyramid)
  • Virabhadrasana 3 (Warrior 3)
  • Vrksasana (Tree Pose)
  • Uttanasana (forward fold)
  • Bakasana (Crow)
  • Balasana (Child’s pose)
  • Jathara Parivartanasana (reclined abdominal twist)
  • Savasana

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