On this shortest day of the year, December 21, we officially enter Winter. It’s the season that (usually) brings us lots of water. Not surprisingly, in the tradition of Chinese Medicine, Water is the element associated with winter. The related meridians (energy channels) are Kidney and Bladder, which have to do with our core energy, and also our ability to adapt and go with the flow.
So, as we move into winter, it’s a great time to think about our energy and how to nurture it and keep our bodies fluid.
- The Bladder meridian (energy channel) runs down the back, along both sides of the spine and the backs of your legs. Keep your back supple with some gentle twists and bends every morning.
- It’s also a yin time, which invites introspection and quiet.
What will you do this Winter to help you “birth” what you want in the Spring?