A Fall Equinox Yoga Flow for Nourishment & Balance
Sierra Vandervort // September 15, 2022
Tap into the Mabon energy with this Fall Equinox yoga sequence. Join Sierra in a beautiful outdoor setting for a seasonal celebration.
Known in the mystical community as Mabon, the fall equinox is a time when the energies of light and dark are held in balance. Astrologically, the equinox is the day when the length of day and night are perfectly equal.
Post-equinox, the days continue to grow shorter and give way to longer nights, marking the start of the slow descent into winter. The days will continue to shorten until the Winter Solstice in December.
These final days of summer carry an energy of brilliant abundance, bountiful gardens, perfect sunsets, and the satisfactory feeling of completion. In a simpler society, this was the time to take stock of the harvest, draw inwards, and preserve resources for the coming winter.
Harnessing Fall Equinox Energy
One of the biggest themes for this time of year is balance. Although we may strive for balance throughout the year, how often do we give ourselves a chance to deeply reflect on this idea in our lives?
Consider areas of your life where you intuitively feel out of balance and ponder ways to bring yourself back to the center.
Mabon’s energy is soft and quiet. See if you can embrace surrender, grace, and trust. Allow yourself the time to truly reap what you’ve sown this year and bask in the final days of summer. After this equinox, the energies of Mother Earth are turning inwards toward rest and respite. So prioritizing slowness and self-care would also be fitting.
In the yoga practice that follows, we’re taking a soothing approach to twists.
Alternate nostril breathing helps us find a soothing sense of balance between the left and right hemispheres of the brain and nourish the nervous system.
Finally, deep hip openers help us to release and settle, honoring the Earth’s seasonal turn towards rest and regeneration. I suggest comfy clothes, soothing lights, and a collection of your favorite fall scents for this practice.
Fall Equinox Yoga | Celebrate Mabon with this Autumn Vinyasa Sequence 🍂 🧘
45 min vinyasa & yin yoga
props needed: none
For my practice, I’m using my favorite sustainable yoga rug from Öko Living. These mats are ethically hand-loomed out of organic cotton and dyed with medicinal herbs. Plus, they come from a small women-owned business! If you’d like to grab your own yoga rug, use my code THELOCALMYSTIC to save $10 on your order.
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