All of nature is stirring back to life after the winter sleep. The sun is increasing in power, and we, too, can tap into newfound inner strength to reach out for what we want, take risks, or find the courage to try again.
Your yoga practice is an ideal way to harness the potential and fertility of this time, because the practice asks you to call upon your highest intentions, and that sets in motion positive change in your life and in the world around you.
If you can find one, try a tantra class. Tantra is about balancing masculine and feminine energy in the body, and spring is the perfect time to do it. In the same way that the season is poised between opposite forces, light and dark, receptive and active, tantra practices bring these forces forward–the unconscious and conscious, the subtle and the coarse. The purpose is to unite the various parts of ourselves so we can be whole and balanced individuals. And this is what gives birth to actions that come from the heart.
Tantra: a simple practice!
Visualize the chakras in the body. The easiest way to do this is to imagine the colors of a rainbow, stacked in order, beginning with red at the base and moving up through the body to the crown of the head. Set each ball spinning in turn until the colors meld and shoot out through the crown of the head as bright white light. The thousand points of light you may have heard of is actually a lotus flower that sits atop your head.