The sun is out.
It’s still cold.
“April is the cruelest month…”
But you know what?
At the Union Square Farmers’ Market. Bloom.
In the traffic meridian. Bloom.
In the desert. Superbloom. (That’s what they’re calling it…. A rare convergence of weather and earth made Death Valley burst into bloom this spring. Evidence below.)
You can bloom too.
Yoga Poem for Blooming (and Superblooming)
Start seated, hands pressed. With each inhale, blossom your hands open into lotus mudra. Pinkies and thumbs stay touching as the other fingers expand. This mudra symbolizes the resilient quality of the heart. Every spring we bloom, no matter what. Find your way into child’s pose and with each inhale, bloom. Bloom two times, three times, four. Rise up onto your knees and bloom. Crawl forward onto your belly. Feel the heaviness of your body. Bloom against gravity. Fall back into child’s pose, into your first bloom. Lotus mudra. Resilience of the heart.
This is a practice for anyone awaiting or celebrating spring, as well as anyone looking to balance feelings of anxiety, the blues, or stagnation.
How are you blooming today? Tell me in the comments, petunia.
Love and daffodils,