Sun, Nov 05|
Re-set your system, turn within, and get quiet
A deep and restful yoga practice to honor the transition from lighter days to darker nights held on daylights savings Sunday. Experience a balance of gentle movement, active holds and restorative yoga postures concluded with yoga nidra (sleep).
Time & Location
Nov 05, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Richmond, 2125 Staples Mill Rd, Richmond, VA 23230, USA
About the event
Autumn is the harvest season not only for the farmers and field workers but for each of us. It is time to harvest what we have planted during the year in our minds and souls. Lots of experiences and learning have been accumulated throughout the year. Shortly after new years, resolutions were made with enthusiasm and new energy, making promises to ourselves that we would learn a new skill, look for a new job, decide to be more assertive, communicate more, or simply be bold and visible. And did you? Have you succeeded at your personal pursuits?
Does that nagging thought keeping arising —- the need for more time to accomplish more things?…or that there’s just not enough time in the day…?
The current daylight saving time format was proposed in New Zealand by entomologist George Hudson. In 1895, he recommended a two-hour time change because he wanted to have more daylight after work to go hunting for bugs in the summer. Daylight saving time ends Nov. 5 at 2 a.m. That night, we will "fall back," gaining an hour. These days, that extra hour is so desperately needed by most to REST, to recalibrate, and to intentionally UNPLUG from our very fast-paced digital society. Though for some, maybe hunting for bugs is still within your stratosphere.
Either way, instead of pushing to the end of the year in hot pursuit of your goals and aspirations, we urge you to take a few hours in November to sink into a forest, walk along the river, sit on a bench under a colorful tree and just BE. Drop into stillness and embrace the darkness.
To go in the dark with a light is to know the light. To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms ad sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.