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A Meditation on Aging and Loss at the End of the Year

Winter is the season of loss in Chinese Medicine. As it was written in 2600 B.C. in The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine (Translated by Maoshing Ni), “During the winter months, all things in nature wither, hide, return home, and enter a resting period, just as lakes and rivers freeze and snow falls.” As the calendar year winds down and we continue this ascent into the darkness, AND as we turn a new page into 2019, I wish you wellness, contentment, and love. These days might feel incredibly short to you, but take heart, we are gaining a little bit of light with each passing day. This short video featuring poet Donald Hall is a reflection on aging and loss. It offers us a beautifu

Find Your Foundation to Find Holiday Ease!

Holiday ease? Is that a thing? Probably not entirely. But my best holiday tip to make your holiday season feel more relaxed is to “find your foundation.” In yoga, the “foundation” of the pose is whatever is touching the floor. The foundation gives you a source of strength and offers you something to press down into to gather your strength or to engage so that you can find stability and power and a strong hug into the midline to counteract all that wobbling to-and-fro. Your foundation is what holds you, and allows you to bring everything back to center. The holidays are so ungrounding because it’s so hard to find the time to come back into ourselves. We are often thrown into a series of encou