Fall for Yoga: 5 Grounding Poses for Transitions

Feeling frazzled by a time of change? Coral Brown offers a new perspective on transitions and a sequence to keep you centered through them.
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Feeling frazzled by a time of change? Coral Brown offers a new perspective on transitions and a sequence to keep you centered through them.
Coral Brown Warrior 2, virahabdrasana 2

Are you feeling frazzled by a transition or change? YJ LIVE! Florida presenter Coral Brown has a few ideas for finding a new perspective on the stress of transitions. Get centered with this sequence and share the pose that makes you #fallforyoga all over again on social media.

Fall is the season of transition. Of the three phases in the cycle of being, transition is typically the most difficult. The excitement of a new beginning or the comfort that comes from sustaining a process don’t seem to cause the same amount of stress that transition does. Maybe we can seek comfort by remembering that transition is a form of transformation, which ultimately brings us to the next beginning.

If we can remain steadfast in our practice and committed to our evolution then the continuous cycle of transformation is easier to bear. Maybe we can even learn to celebrate change by taking a lesson from how nature approaches this hurdle. When the trees begin to draw their energy to the root, they ignite their final spark of the season in a fury of colors.

Through the continual practice of yoga, a journey that never truly ends, we learn how to take ownership of the transitions that choose us, as well as those we choose for ourselves.

Grounding Sequence for Times of Transition

Use this grounding sequence to remain centered through this cycle of change.

To begin find a comfortable seat. Breathing evenly, focus your awareness on the earth beneath you. Visualize your body like the banyan tree with taproots shooting down from your sitting bones. As you burrow deeper into the earth, feel your crown rising skyward. Feel the infinite space above you, below you, and within you. Notice if an intention or focus for your practice arises.

Warm up with a few Sun Salutations of your choice and then come to Downward-Facing Dog.

Want to practice with Coral? Join us for YJ LIVE! Florida Nov 12–16.