The past few weeks I have been craving to get in the garden. Maybe it is the lack of sun, maybe it was because I was recently looking through seed catalogs but then I realized what it was– fresh air!
I spend so much time inside in the winter (and since this winter has as been so wet, this fall as well). In the spring and summer, I will take my lunch an eat outside. I will sit, eat and watch the birds come to eat at the bird feeder. I will enjoy the peace, the smell of summer and a few moments without any demands. Also, I will go outside and pull weeds for a few minutes in the morning to get the day rolling. I love to pull weeds in the morning. The garden is damp, they are easy to pull and require nothing of me other than to be there doing what I am doing.
Outside, I can’t check email, orders, or the fast pace of modern life. Outside, time is on its own terms. You can speed up winter or slow down a flower from fading. Time is what it is.
And I am dying to smell fresh air.
My goal this week, snow, sleet or shine, I will go outside for a few minutes each day.
If I can’t go outside because of the weather. I will spend a few minutes in Savasana, Corpse Pose. Yoga Journal has a great link on how to properly do this pose. Before I do the pose, I can mist my face, body and mat with one of Jackson Sage Hydrating Mist to breath in subtle smells of nature. My favorite is Rose and Aloe Mist.
How do you relax in the winter?