We are Spiralic Beings
We are formed from spirals. Spirals are present within our earliest beginnings in our genetic code. We were also formed with spiral patterns, as we grew inside our mothers as embryos our limbs were formed in a spiralic pattern, conferring strength and spring to our movements. Spirals are often seen in nature, from the pattern on a shell, to the spiraling movements of water to the vast expense of the milky way. They are also deeply ingrained into our lives within the changing of the seasons, the lunar cycle and echoed throughout creative cycles and menstrual cycles and ever constant cycle of our breath.
As we cycle through the seasons we can notice certain patterns that occur at each point that also have certain resonances with the menstrual cycle, lunar cycles and creative cycles that we may experience in our lives. There are times when we are called to deep rest and times when we are in full creative flow and many states inbetween. These cycles repeat over and over to form spirals. If we follow the dance of these spirals it can help us to feel more in tune with nature and what at the same time what is happening inside ourselves. There are cycles of the Wheel of the Year too as the Earth and has for own creative cycles which can also be experienced inside ourselves if we allow them to be.
Cyclic Yoga Practice
As spiralic beings our yoga practice can serve us differently at different times within the year, within our lives (such as pregnancy, recovery from injury or preparation for a sporting event), phases of the moon and menstrual cycles. A fiery yoga practice to work out inner heat and give full expression might feel delightful when you are at the height of a creative cycles and overflowing with energy, however a more restful, quiet and slow practice and yoga nidra could be called for during times where our energy needs to be supported and nourishment is called for. Adapting your practice according to how you are feeling in your body and your own creative cycles can help you to have an ongoing daily practice that supports you and feels right for you in that phase.
Building your Daily Practice
If you would like help to build a daily home practice with your own aims and needs at the fore and options built in around your own personal cycles, I am offering one on one yoga sessions at The Physiotherapy Clinic in Peebles. Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs.
Kristina is a Massage, Myofascial Release and Yoga Therapist who lives in Peebles in the Scottish Borders with her husband, two children and two cats. Kristina teaches One on one yoga, Pregnancy yoga and Sacred Cycles Yoga and offers massage and MFR bodywork in venues in Edinburgh and Peebles.