August is like the Sunday of Summer…. From the beginning of time, its richly colored twinge of dusk touching the eastern horizon, the lengthening of shadows, and the appearance of the evening's first star have let us know that it was time to rest, relax, and retire from the pressures of the day. For human beings and other living things that tend to be most active in daylight, evenings can be less hectic and more relaxing, as we prepare for spending quality time with our loved ones, dinner, and sleep. Evenings are also a wonderful time to catalog the events of the day without distraction, to revel in gentle solitude or silence, to end the day in serenity, and to commune with your inner self.
There are many ways to turn the evenings of this final month of summer into a nurturing and soul enriching experience. A simple stroll through the realms of dusk and darkness can show you two different worlds: one winding down and one just coming to life. In the evening, the sounds we humans make begin to diminish, and the sounds of earth's more nocturnal creatures and nature itself become more apparent. As night slowly falls, scents change, and the smell of the soil and greenery become magnified. Sky gazing in the warm summer evenings can be a meditative activity – one that reminds us that we are only one part of an infinitely complex and vast universe. Each night, the different phases of the moon show us the passage of time and the waxing and waning of life, as its glowing visage – whether in the shape of a circle, crescent, or a smile –bathes the world in an ethereal, wistful glow.
As crickets chirp and night birds cry out, evening rituals and routines can make your day feel complete, help you unwind from the day's busyness, and pave the way for rejuvenating sleep. Rituals and routines help you say goodnight to the present day, so you can look forward to the next one. While the summer sun sets, try doing a series of restorative yoga stretches by candlelight, as you watch the daylight fade. The soothing, natural beauty of each evening can be your backdrop, as you meditate, quiet your soul, and relax into the peace and stillness that can be found at day's end.
MANTRA FOR AUGUST:
“At the end of the day, I am at peace, because my intentions are good and my heart is pure”
EVENTS FOR AUGUST
Yoga for Realtors Private Event - Complimentary Yoga Class
Invitation Only to All Licensed Realtors
Friday, August 17th
4:00pm - 5:00pm
@ Total Harmony Yoga
Space is Limited
Donations Accepted - All Proceeds Benefit SA Pets Alive