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Cultivate Yin Energy During Winter Solstice!

I am passing on this advice from Michael Winn regarding one of the best times to practice to celebrate the Winter Solstice.

winter solsticeIt’s that time of the year again, for those living on the northern half of the planet: long nights, darkness expanding to its maximum. A six month cycle of planetary Yin or “in-breath”, from Summer Solstice to Winter Solstice. The yang breath expands out as Spring and Summer.

That’s the annual solar cycle. But the two week lunar cycle of full and dark moons weaves in and out around this slower solar cycle. Together with the daily spin of the earth in 12 hour light and dark cycles, this sun-moon-earth trinity define the rhythm we call Time.

This year I’m celebrating the “power spot” of the Full Moon BEFORE the Winter Solstice. It’s Dec. 10 Full Moon that captures the intersection of the lunar and solar cycles closest to the Great Yin point of Winter Solstice on Dec. 21. This means, in simple language, that Dec. 10 is doubly powerful, as it captures the essence of the lunar cycle and solar cycle at a key moment in Time. So if you do a ceremony on Dec. 10, it’s effect (and your ritual intent) will be amplified.

 

Students of my Beta Qigong Class should practice the Qi Cultivation Technique and then meditate in darkness.  If you are not on my mailing list and want to experience the Qi Cultivation technique please sign up on my mailing list.

Winter Solstice is an essential time of year to increase your Qigong practice to protect yourself from excess cold and illness.

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