Today is the Vernal Equinox. Dear readers of the Northern Hemisphere it is officially the first day of spring! The darkness of winter will slowly fade and the bright sunshine and flowers will begin to show their faces. Despite being a cold and snow fanatic, I too embrace these seasonal changes with aplomb. I love being able to go barefoot. I love seeing the green and the leaves return to the trees. I love having baby deer in our yard and Luna moths returning at night.
It is hard not to embrace the teeming of life that comes with spring.
My practice changes along with the weather. I crave more heart openers, more heat and lots and lots of twisting. I want my body to move and groove. I want to take my yoga outside and I want to feel the sun inside and out of my body.
I dream of Surya Namaskars on the lawn.
In honor of the warmth and brightness that is coming, and thanks to the awesome crew at Barefoot Yoga, I give you my latest giveaway. To celebrate the desire to open our windows and bust our asanas on the green grass, in cahoots with Barefoot Yoga (a totally perfect name for a company, right?), I am giving away a Masala Mysore Practice Rug. These rugs absorb sweat and water, and actually work best when damp, to provide great traction and stretch to help hold a pose. So April showers will not deter you from flowing in the flowers! They are great on their own or paired with a mat
What: One Masala Mysore Practice Rug from Barefoot Yoga. Perfect for using inside alone, or with a mat underneath, or on the grass or at the beach!
How: This giveaway is open to US residents only (sorry, I promise an international one soon). You MUST do the following:
2.) Sign up for the Flying Yogini Newsletter
3.) Add a comment here telling us what pose you crave most in the spring
*** For an extra entry you can post a photo of yourself in your spring asana with bare feet to my Facebook page wall. Be sure to tag Barefoot Yoga as well****
When: This giveaway runs from 3/20/13 until 3/31/13 6:00 a.m. EST The winner (selected at random) will be announced here, on Facebook and on Twitter.
Thanks so much to Barefoot Yoga for collaborating with me on this giveaway. May you feel the cool grass between your toes in Tadasana before your soar with your wings in the sunny spring sky.
Best of luck and three cheers for spring!
OM! OM! OM!