The quick Life update:
- I am loving the summer feels of Austin. It is hot and humid and feels just right for this Cali girl
- A feel good Austin memory: Caught in the wild torrential rain while out on a walk. It was after a full day with clients and it felt like the perfect refresh. It reminded me so much of the rains of Maui.
- When I am not teaching or with clients I have been enjoying my time as Auntie Heather for both my nephews and my first friend in life’s daughter. See pics via signing up for my monthly newsletter
- We are in the third week of our Fall Movement Series. I am loving our intimate group and exploring movement that is both activating and grounding. Thank you for all who said Yes to this round.
- Jai Jai and I are heading to Arizona today!
With love, Heather
Austin is a happening place. Every meal I have experienced here has been exceptional and people are so welcoming. As all of you know by now I love the warmth of the sun and Austin in September did not disappoint.
I am writing to you this week as this is the lead up to the Autumnal Equinox, it is officially on Saturday the 23rd. These turning points of the year are reminders to honor rhythm and movement. There is always movement, this is the very nature of life. The earth is consistently, slowly spinning on it’s axis, bringing us night and day. When we sleep and are apparently still, there are thousands of chemical reactions firing inside of us- cells are always moving.
From weather.gov: “There are only two times of the year when the Earth’s axis is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun, resulting in a “nearly” equal amount of daylight and darkness at all latitudes. These events are referred to as Equinoxes. The word equinox is derived from two Latin words – aequus (equal) and nox (night). At the equator, the sun is directly overhead at noon on these two equinoxes.”
Why is this cool? Why pay attention?
Humans love rhythm and are nourished by rhythm. Think of the songs you love. When there is a beat that resonates, you naturally feel carried away by the tunes. No one needs to tell you to enjoy the track, begin humming along or to move your body, you naturally just do.
When we choose to tune into the natural rhythms of the earth this is also deeply nourishing for our cells. We are composed of the same matter that earth is created from, we are intrinsically connected. When we take note of the changing of a season, the direction of the sun and the shift in day light hours, it’s like we are tuning our inner guitar strings to strum to the same beat of the earth.
And, what is even more fascinating is that you are already doing this. Have you recently taken note of the difference in temperature of the air? The quality of light? The fact that it is getting darker earlier? Or, maybe the shift in the colors of trees? Or, perhaps it’s that the routine in your household has shifted with back to school?
We can consciously tune into these natural turning points of the year and allow them to inform what decisions we make for our health and well-being. What seasonal adjustments have you already made? Is there anything that would feel delightful to clear? What would feel aligned to gather in?
I will be settling into a new rhythm in Arizona from now until the end of October. If you happen to be making your way to Phoenix or Tucson, please get in touch. If you know any dear hearts I should meet, please let me know.
For now, well wishes, always from my heart to yours.
Thank you for BEING here with me. You are appreciated. ✨