As we approach the winter solstice, it's a key turning point, signifying the peak of light in the Northern Hemisphere and the return of light in the Southern Hemisphere. Our connection with nature naturally influences us, and during this darker, colder season, it's common to feel a subtle shift within. Winter brings moments of introspection and tranquility, inviting us to find stillness and reflection.
On December 21, cultures globally recognise the significance of this season. Not everyone finds this time of year easy; it can bring on low moods for some. Simple things like wearing the color yellow or incorporating yellow items at home can add sunshine to life and lift moods. Lumi lights can also help. Personally, I use a lumi light on my desk that brightens my space each morning, making it feel like a sunny day indoors.
Despite the urge to stay indoors, exposure to natural light is essential. Maintain physical and mental wellness with nature walks. Like a complex houseplant, we need light, water, and nurturing. Alongside hydration, practices like Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and nurturing Yoga Nidra offer nourishment to both body and soul.
Yoga Nidra, especially, wraps us in warmth and nurturance during the chilly season. Find a cosy spot, wrap yourself in a warm blanket, and immerse in my free yoga nidra practice here.
After this nurturing practice, delve into these reflective questions with your favourite journal:
- What do I manifest daily?
- How can I be a guiding light for others?
- Where should I direct my energy?
- What can I let go of that no longer serves me?
- Where can I cultivate more optimism?
- What energies am I attracting?
- What inspires me?
- What sparks joy within me?
- Which of my creative talents need nurturing?
- What defines happiness for me?
Approaching the winter solstice, may you find comfort, grounding, and warmth, cherishing nature's transformations and embracing reflection and nurturing for yourself, celebrating the essence of light.
If you seek a time to reflect, nourish your soul, and embrace the winter solstice's essence, connect to book your yoga sessions at www.eqyogi.com.