by Karen Steinbrecher
As the ground hardens and the air chills, we are drawn to go ‘inside.’ In Taoist traditions, winter is the season when you are called to explore what lives below the surface, to pay attention to the internal workings of your intuition. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, winter is the time to focus upon the Kidneys, Yin, and the Bladder, Yang, as well as the adrenals. This is a crucial time to nourish, warm and fuel your physical, mental and spiritual energy. These winter practices have a cumulative effect upon your physical health, mental clarity, and innovative spirit.
Infuse yourself with positive change by practicing and dancing Qigong! Qigong is an invaluable tool to unite and align your thoughts, heart and physical body. One of the best ways to infuse your being is with your intention, to bring in and initiate positive change. May this Winter Solstice and all holy days that celebrate the light in one way or another feed your soul, your heart, your being. May our Qigong practice help us call this light, this Qi into a joyful dance arounds us, our world, your world. May we see the light in one another and joyfully acknowledge it with a smile or a hug.
Winter in TCM celebrates the Water Element. The waters of the earth and the waters of your body are one. As we dance and practice Qigong together, we are one in dynamic flow and movement. Let us fuse with the Universe this New Year with Peace and Love and Light, bringing in positive change. Feel yourself as you dance Qigong, grounded and home in flowing change. Abundant Blessings to all of you with Gratitude and Peace and Love.
Join Karen Steinbrecher at the Resiliency Center each Thursday at 2 P.M. or at 6:15 P.M. in the open workspace. Learn more at http://www.meetup.com/Resiliency-Gatherings-for-Movement-Inner-Strength-Joy/