Winter Hibernation – Just What The Doctor Ordered
We are neck deep in the holiday season right now and many people feel burnt out. From Halloween to the New Year, the beginning of winter is often a frenzy of eating, drinking, and social activities that can leave us feeling tired and depleted.
Part of why the holidays can feel stressful is because all this activity is not in sync with the natural energies of winter. The hustle and bustle is in opposition and is out of harmony with winter’s natural tendency toward rest and recovery.
For example, think about what happens to a plant during winter. The plants energy retreats into the seeds or roots and gathers energy there so it can burst forth with new life for the spring. We need to do the same.
Traditionally, winter is the time for inward reflection and stillness. Like the winter plant, it’s the best time of year to slow down and recharge our batteries (I love the idea of hibernating like a bear) so we can emerge transformed and filled with energy for the next year.
Acupuncture can help you better navigate the change of season so your energy (or Qi) is in sync with nature. Please give me a shout should you need a “tune-up”.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday and wish you all the best in the New Year!