The Winter Solstice, December 21 in the Northern Hemisphere, is the darkest day of the year. After this point, the days get longer as the Yin cycle come to an end, and the Light returns starting the Yang cycle. The Earth prepares for new growth and new ideas and aspirations begin to manifest.
It is important to acknowledge both the dark and the light on the Solstice. It is time to reflect and let go of the dark period to make space for the upcoming cycle of growth. With this newly created space you can make new goals and new intentions. Attention begins to move from within to without as you take action to meet these new aspirations.
In these past couple of months, incorporating a yin style of yoga in your practice was important to find a deeper connection and provide nourishment as the weather gets colder. The winter season allows time to slow down your practice and really tune in to your entire being. As the days grow longer, we can start to incorporate more energizing and yang postures back into the practice to allow new intentions to take seed.
Glennie Kindred claims, ”I name new seeds, new intentions – my resolutions for the new cycle. I nurture these inside myself, in my heart and in my mind, earthing them in the practical changes I begin to make. The vibration in which these new seeds are planted sets them in motion. It is this that attracts what they need to grow. So I meditate with this awareness and create an alchemical moment as I unite past, present, and future into one.”
“We are the rising Sun.
We are the change.
We are the ones we are waiting for and
We are dawning.”