This Sun Yoga Blessing is taken from my forthcoming Yoga by the Stars book. Due to be published early December 2020.
I dedicate this yoga practice to the Earth, the Sky, the Sun, and the Moon. Today may my feet be firmly planted on the warm earth, may my mind and heart remain open and spacious like the clear blue sky, may the warmth and healing light of the sun invigorate and inspire my practice, may the moon guide me to the wisdom of my own ebb and flow.
Today I especially ask for guidance from the sun. I send thanks to this bright star at the centre of my world, for giving me life and sustaining life on our planet Earth. Please inspire me with your warmth and healing light, so that in turn I may radiate that light back out into the world in a positive and loving way. Breathing in, my own inner sun is recharged and revitalised, breathing out, rays of warm healing light radiate around my body.
Today, I let go of all sense of grasping in my yoga practice. I am grateful for the many blessings I receive. Please give me the patience, wisdom, and trust to stay within the circle.
And so it is by your grace.
Sun Yoga Blessing by Jilly Shipway, from the Yoga by the Stars book.
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Coronavirus: Finding Peace in Troubled Times
The next few weeks look set to be a challenging time as the world tries to find a way through and out of this coronavirus crisis.
Many of you will be self-isolating at home, so over the next few weeks I will regularly post simple, accessible yoga and mindfulness techniques to help you find your calm place in the midst of the storm. I will also post short, simple yoga practices for you to do at home.
Please consult the expert advice in your own country on keeping yourself safe and well during the pandemic.
Please feel free to share ideas and resources that you find in my blog, but please do acknowledge me and my website as their source. Thanks!
Disclaimer: if you have any concerns about your health or suitability to do yoga, please consult a medical professional before attempting any of the yoga routines in this blog.