There are 16 days to spring. I am, as I imagine many of you are, eager to smell the thawing earth and feel a warmer breeze. The light is coming back, and soon, buds will be showing themselves, and layers will be stripping from the earth and our own heavily covered winter bodies. I look forward to this time of seeing the world around, and feeling it inside of myself, come more alive with color, sounds, and scents. What a treat spring is for our senses and our hearts to feel and become more awake and alive.
I was fortunate enough to get a sneak peak of nature’s abundance and warmth while down in Costa Rica for the Yoga & Surf Retreat. From the moment the plane landed, my shoulders softened back and my body felt enveloped by the sweet warm air. All my senses began to wake up. As we traveled deeper and deeper into the jungle, the world around us kept getting more and more vibrant. There was a constant hum and whistle in the air of all the birds and insects that inhabit the jungle. Howler monkeys would begin their calls (more like deep gut throated grunts and groans) at the wee hours of the morning. The waves crashing on the rocks and beach provided a constant white noise that was soothing and grounding.Continue Reading