Discover the Phoenix.
The Phoenix is an absolutely brilliant bird. A firebird of scarlet, gold and blue. A representation of rebirth and change; inner transformation. Yet it is unlikely you have ever see one of these birds since the Phoenix is a bird of myth, a life-cycle of 500-1000 years after which it builds itself a nest, ignites, turns to ashes, and is then reborn.
The myth of the Phoenix is heavily rooted in many traditions: Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Chinese, Indian, Arabian and Persian. It has been represented in many ways such as carvings, paintings, sculpture, coins and mosaics. The origin of this myth is thought to have come from either the Egyptians as a combination of the rising sun and the sun-god Ra or the Greeks as a bird that the Greek sun-god, Helios would stop to listen to as it bathed and sang at dawn.
All this myth is great, but what does it have to do with our lives since encountering Ra or Helios is not an everyday occurrence. The relevance of the Phoenix can instead be found in what it represents and how we can learn to let that be seen in our own lives.
The Phoenix is our often dormant ability to look within, to see the vision of possibility; to honor and listen to our bodies inherent wisdom. We have been trained to look outside of ourselves for the answers, the remedies, but our real truth lies closer to the heart. These truths are heard not through fruitless searching, but rather through a honing into the subtle shifts and signals that are ever present.
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy offers the opportunity to get in touch with this part of ourselves. The use of assisted yoga postures and dialogue can offer physical and emotional transformation that is a complement to traditional physical and talk therapies. A gateway into healing the body and a mastering of life; a bridge that spans the great mind-body divide.
Are you interested in stepping into this exploration? No prior yoga experience is needed, just a willingness to be open to possibility. Contact me to schedule your first 90-minute session.
Find your Phoenix.
Discover. Empower. Play.