Oh, how I love Spring time!
Just the other morning I awoke to the birds chirping. I know it sounds corny, but just the little bit of light starting to filter in, and the sound of the birds was so cool. Then I went to the kitchen and out my window I saw a duck couple walking in my yard. It was such a moment I called Kevin over and he too paused.
This pause is known as Ullasa.
Ullasa is the Sanskrit term for the feeling of pleasantness that we get when we experience natural beauty. Think of the ducks, or seeing tulips emerge from soil. There is a little magic that happens within us when we experience it.
ULLASA is the magic we feel in Springtime.
Whatever it is, let this season bring it on. Enjoy this magic now because remember, everything changes. One of my favorite workouts is to go outside to the stairs at Bloomer park.
There is something about nature that absolutely grounds me; heals me. I know you feel it too.
Here are 4 ways to be mindful and to experience Ullasa as Spring emerges:
1. Walk on one of the many trails in town, get out in nature. Be with the trees. It feels so grounding to look at the buds emerging.
2. Sit quietly by a picture window; watch and listen as the rain falls down. It is April, so there will be many opportunities to really feel the rain.
3. Put your hands in the soil. Getting in the garden feels like therapy. Clear out the remnants of winter and plant some Pansies.
4. Meet me at Bloomer Park. Yes, for real. I just love the stairs this time of year. It is still, quiet and not buggy. I will be there on Friday April 26that Noon for a Live (weather permitting). I would love to have you join me. If you are in...comment IN. I hope you will join me.
If you end up enjoying some Ullasa, let me know. Do you have a friend that could use some inspiration this season? Please forward this along.