Happy happy Fall Equinox

Happy Happy Autumn Equinox Today, exact at 9:30am Eastern Time. This is a time lapse of last nights Fall Equinox class @steamhousenh . Someone asked me yesterday, “What is the Equinox”? It’s a great question because it is such a great time of change and transformation both personal and environmental. The Day & Night, the Light & the Dark are Equal in length. Because of this nature’s cycles are mirrored in our lives and we feel this in our internal clock, that biological rhythm of life. Last night, in my yoga classes we tuned into the rhythm of the season in a really beautiful way. It was like everyone in the class connected and supported the group energy of this Fall time. There are a few things you can be sure of right now. Fall is about Change, it’s Mysterious, we tune into Preservation ( think canning food or organizing the Pantry ), Protection ( we get our our layers of Winter Clothing or change our Tires), Comfort ( we make a cup of Hot Tea or plan a comforting Hot Bath), Balance, and most of all Letting Go. As we watch the leaves fall those natural cycles are mirrored in our lives as we organize the closets, get the kids back to school and get into a Fall routine. Routine is very much a part of this Season. Make the routine of treasuring your own vitality and radiance by setting up a Yoga Practice. It’s something we can do, whether you come into our socially distanced studio or practice from home. Steam House is a wonderful supportive community for your wellbeing. I have so much Gratitude for the Steam House community and it is such an honor to teach and practice yoga with everyone there. Fall may be a time of letting go but it is also a time to be Generous with yourself. I will be teaching Thursday Morning Sept. 24 Hot Vinyasa 60 and I hope to see you. Even if you have never practiced Yoga, your practice has lagged, or you feel too over the hill, my class will be something where you can level up or level down in a supportive and accepting environment. No judgement, no comparison, and self acceptance is the key. #fallequinoxyoga #autumnequinox #selfacceptance #change #protection #mystery #preservation #comfort #balance #lettinggo #cleanslatechallenge

Fall Equinox Class at Steam House Hit Yoga & Pilates Epping NH

Published by Melissa Abbott Yoga & Meditation Podcast

A lifelong meditator, learner and seeker, Melissa started her journey with a Hatha Yoga class in 1970 at age 17. Later after a stint in Art School and extensive travel, Melissa became a resident at Shree Muktananda Ashram in upstate NY studying Siddha Yoga meditation practices and is a disciple of Gurumayi Chidvilasananda and the Siddha Lineage Of Swami Muktananda and Bhagwan Nityananda. There she became acquainted with Shaiva Tantra Meditation from Kashmir, while studying with Dr. Paul Mueller Ortega, Dr.Douglas Brooks, Sally Kempton aka Swami Durgananda and many other teachers residing there at that time. Melissa also studied Tibetan Buddhist Practices of the Sakya Lineage with Luding Khenchen Rimpoche. Melissa has had a 40+ year meditation practice receiving many initiations and transmissions from many great contemporary teachers. Currently, since 2017 Melissa has been studying with Christopher Wallis a Sanskrit Scholar Phd covering “The Recognition Sutras”, “Vijnana Bhairava”, “Spanda Karikas”, and “Tantraloka”. Melissa is an avid reader, studying with the scholarly works of Christopher Wallis PhD, Alexis Sanderson Phd.Oxford University , Christopher Tompkins PHd Candidate University Of CA Berkley, and James Mallinson from SOAS in London. A member of Academia.org, Melissa keeps up with the latest translations of historic Yogic Writings by contemporary scholars. On the Hatha Yoga front, Melissa has studied Iyengar and Anusara Hatha Yoga in the 1990’s and later took her first hot yoga class 10 years ago with Suzanne Elliott in Merritt Island, FL, becoming a Raja Hot Core Hatha Yoga 500 hour Teacher in 2016 with Craig Villani. In 2017 she became a USA Yoga Coach and started judging video submissions in 2019. In 2018 Melissa studied with Jimmy Barkan Level 2 Hot Vinyasa Training in Ft Lauderdale and 2019 Adi Westerman’s Teaching 26/2 Plus Training. A member of the Original Hot Yoga Asso OHYA and a Hot Yoga Teacher at Steam House Hot Yoga & Pilates in Epping NH www.steamhousenh.com and Blue Yoga Group in Swampscott, MA. “Melissa Abbott Yoga and Meditation” has a weekly Visionary Tantric Yoga & Yoga Nidra Podcast available on Spotify, ITunes Podcasts, Podbean and YouTube.

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