Lao Tzu said, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them—that only creates sorrow. Let things flow naturally in whatever way they like.”
When seasons change, our Qi (life force energy) should automatically, according to natural law, adjust to match nature’s new frequency. In our modern life this does not always happen smoothly. Without a natural transition we are more vulnerable to imbalance and illness. Dedicating some time to support this transition, by spending time in nature and gathering for our qigong practice, we can help ourselves to mirror nature and go with the flow of life and its changes.
Winter brings us the element of water, which helps to remind us to go with the flow of life. The yin organ that resonates with this season and element is the kidneys. The healing sound is “Choo,” and the energy colour is a deep blue and/or black.
While the holiday season gets seemingly longer and louder and busier and brighter, we only have to look to nature to be reminded that winter is actually a time and place for moving inward. It is naturally a very yin, slow, quiet, still, and meditative time. Just as nature draws inward and slows while growth takes a pause, it is our time for deep resting, regeneration, building and conserving energy—and filling up our reserves so we have the energy required for new growth in the spring. Winter is also a time to tend to and transform fear, stress, and loneliness. It is the perfect time of year to sit down with the darkness—to embrace it and feel it and let long-held energies flow.
I hope you will join me—Sat. Dec. 21 from 10-11:15 a.m.—to welcome winter with this class to help us transition to this special time during our practice.
Class size is restricted, so please email me to save your space.
© Sandra Tonn