This time of year when the daylight begins to shorten, we turn towards the warmth and fire in our homes, we turn towards family and friends, and also to the light and love within our own hearts.
Yoga and meditation practices help us to remember that when things on the outside seem confusing, cold and dim, there is a bright and warm light that shines within.
Turning Towards the Warmth in Your Heart
Close your eyes, and take three full, slow breaths into your belly.
Allow for your shoulders to soften.
Place your hand on your heart and begin to feel your breath at your heart center.
Bring to mind those who you love.
The things you are grateful for.
Imagine they surround you at this time.
Feel the warmth of gratitude and love in your heart and hold your attention here for some time.
Gently open your eyes when you're ready, continuing to hold your attention in the warm center of your heart.