Truly so many positive things to say about the Día de los Muertos yoga community event last weekend at The Lotus Seed. Please accept our sincere thank you to everyone who contributed their energy, mindfulness and spirit to make this a successful and vibrant event!
The underlying theme of the class - Facing our Fears. With the spirit of Día de los Muertos and being in the Scorpio moon cycle, it's a prime time to look inside at even the darker and perhaps scarier parts of ourselves. I imagine scorpions aren't afraid of anything, and I think it provides us with an opportunity to take on this energy, too. Facing whatever it is we tend to hide from, and then by shining a light on what's been holding us back from further growth can then be seen for what it really is. Maybe the darkness isn't so scary anymore?
A few yogis and yoginis enjoyed the opportunity to paint their faces in celebration of Día de los Muertos. We flowed through the relaxing, dynamic flow confronting our fears, even if hiding behind the painted mask. Perhaps it is that once we are able to bring the unconscious parts of ourselves into our awareness, we then have the power to see things with a new perspective. The light we shine to our dark areas can then be released as we are able to move into new, fresh spaces.
Maybe we can thank death for allowing us to live more freely? Facing our fears perhaps means letting go of parts of ourselves, those parts that can die off, so we can continue growing more into our light, moving forward, and having the courage to confront reality head on... with or without our Day of the Dead painted mask!