Winter Wellness: Aligning with Nature's Restorative Rhythms
The bleak winter landscape beckons us to slow down. Trees skeletal, bare of leaves, remind us to conserve our energy. Hibernating animals sleep through winter blizzards. Nature is dormant, and the rhythm of the season is rest.
Somewhere deep inside we all know that our wellbeing depends on our ability to live in harmony with the natural rhythm of the Sun, the Moon, the Earth, and the turning of the seasons. The artificial nature of modern homes and workplaces allow us to override our diurnal rhythms and the promptings of our body clock. Of course, lighting, heating, phones, and computers are all valuable assets in our lives, but our health can suffer when we are out of synch with the natural rhythm of the natural world. The winter blues, lethargy, frenetic activity followed by overwhelm and tiredness, are all symptoms of this imbalance.
In this article we’ll look at ways that we can realign our energy with the prevailing energy of the season, respecting our need to rest, whilst at the same time topping up our energy levels so that we’re able to cope with the demands and opportunities of the season...
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Disclaimer: if you have any concerns about your health or suitability to do yoga, please consult a medical professional before attempting any of the yoga routines in this blog.