The ‘darkest day of the year’ is a perfect day for inward reflection and stillness. And sleep!
The three months of winter are called “closing and storing… ” This is the time for nature to guard against the cold, rely on the roots and stored harvests, and generally stay quiet.
To stay healthy and in balance, we follow this movement.
Here are three things to do to keep in harmony with nature:
- stay warm – guard against the cold, protect yourself, and especially don’t break a vigorous sweat. If you’re skiing – not too much and plenty of time by the fire after!
- sleep more: embrace the darkness and try a night without electricity to see how it feels. Go to bed when you first get tired and sleep as long as you can, as often as you can. Stay in rather than go out.
- meditate – winter is a perfect time for reflection and processing. Just like nature is not putting out buds and flowers now, this is not the time to be launching new things and trying to bear too much fruit.
It is also the holiday season, which is generally challenging to these three ideas. So, do what you can and whenever possible – REST! Now is the time!
We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season, and a joyful new year! Let us know if there’s any way we can support you.
If you want to get a winter tune-up, you can schedule an appointment here.
For those of you who think this is the beginning of winter, here’s the thinking… we look at the Sun’s position for the determination of the seasons. From here on out, the daylight is growing again, making today the turning point of winter. If this is the beginning of anything, it’s the beginning of summer – every day now brings us closer to that summer sunshine.