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Winter

As I feel the space in between
a delicate emptiness arises

If I stay in rest
I let my wandering find the path

As the trees go dormant
I thank them for their steady roots

So I settle myself quietly,
My way will find me

Rest, stare at candles, move slow

Winter is a very special time of the year, nature slows down and collects it’s energies inward. And, as part of it, so must we.

Yet, our modern cultural narrative at this time, is largely cut off from the cyclicality of nature, demanding a different rythm. A duotone rythm where production and consumption are the priority, a cycle in which there’s very little space to pause, rest and find the time to think and thank what we received.

The practices we propose serve us as a starting point to re-learn to follow the cycle of nature, derailing from the fast pace culture in which we find ourselves. And winter does not necessarly come with cold weather and shorter daylight hours, it can even be an internal state in which we find ourselves.

Distrupting busyness, productivity and stress, the following winter practices promise a connection to the rythm of the dormant and restful Nature.

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 First Practice

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Winter yoga practice

This practice was created by yoga teacher Eva Mucchietto.

She studied and teaches Anukalana yoga which is a style of yoga that combines yoga with other disciplines like Tai chi, Qigong, Indian and contemporary dance to create a more natural approach to the practice of yoga. 

"We move softly in Anukalana yoga. Our movements become sacred and radical statements in this limiting and hectic culture."

She designed this practice with the intention of reconnecting us with the energies of the winter.

"Yoga it's a very ancient practice. It's about learning to understand ourselves and the environment around us. Mother Nature with its cyclicality is honored and  respected by those who begin this journey. And grasping the different messages tha nature itself shows in its phases, we can restablish that ancient connection and adapt our practices depending on the stages of the seasons".  - Eva

 

PLEASE NOTE  that the video was recorded during a workshop we did together with Eva for this project, so the quality isn't the best. Moreover, it is in Italian, since it's the participants and the teacher are italians. It will soon be translated and dubbed so non-italian speakers can enjoy the practice as well. 

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