It’s a time of balance.
Pumpkins, gourds and winter squash shine vibrantly orange as we nourish on foods filled with vitamin A to refresh our eyes to see in the dark.
It’s a time to sink into the sensations of breathing, to notice more clearly the stimulating and calming movement of air in and out.
The morning darkness invites us to light a candle and begin the day with a meditative ritual. I begin with this.
Exhale energy down the left side of the body; inhale up the right. Do this three times.
Then exhale down the front and inhale up the back – again three times.
Next bring energy up the feet through the center radiating from the top of the head like a fountain and back down to the feet. Do that as long as you wish.
You are your own playground.