During the Winter months, the energy in Nature is contracted and dormant. Nature is reserving its energy in preparation for the bursts of new energy that come in Spring. Just like the seeds and animals, we must also allow ourselves to go inward and conserve energy. This introspective time of year encourages us to slow down, relax, and reflect — physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Some of us may resist the slower pace that comes with Winter and have a challenging time making it through the short, dark, and cold days. Others of us may welcome this time of year, as it can provide us with the quietude and spaciousness to rest and re-evaluate.
In the Five-Element Acupuncture tradition, Winter is associated with the element of Water … Read more in Allie’s latest newsletter.