|Seasonal Experiences: Winter & The Water Element
WINTER – JAN 2012 • Lexington KY
Artemesia Acupuncture & Wellness
Winter is related to the water element. It is a time to go within and generate and store energy for the coming year. It should be a time of ample rest and quiet. Like the trees and animals, we need this time of quiet to build our reserves and reflect on our lives.
In late summer, we gave gratitude for the year’s harvest. In Autumn, we reflected on our accomplishments as well as those things we could have done better. Now, in Winter, we can choose what “seeds” we want to plant for the coming year.
It is odd that our culture puts many social demands on us over the holidays. We are asked to be joyous, active, outgoing and gregarious. Yet, nature is saying we should be quiet and warm and sit by the fire with friends and sip tea and eat warm, yummy foods. No wonder we get so stressed out over the holidays!!
Suggestions for Having a Meaningful & Healthy Winter
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Adapted from Ann Bailey, “Meridians,” Vol. 5, Number 2, Winter, 1998, Traditional Acupuncture Institute