I was looking around at the trees, those trees that a few short weeks ago were filled with leaves and now are bare, leaves that once were bright and green are now fallen on the ground under our feet. There is a starkness, a barrenness in the world around us.
We are coming close to the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, and I don’t know about you but I can certainly feel the dip in energy levels in my own body. It’s harder to move, we have less energy, less light, more darkness.
I think it’s important to listen to that dip in energy levels, to slow down and find a little more ease. And yet, simultaneously, we feel better when we move. When we find space and ways to move our bodies, our bodies and our minds end up feeling better. We feel less stuck, our energy levels go up when we move our bodies even this time of year.
So perhaps, while allowing ourselves to slow down, we can also find movement in ways that feel nourishing and good. Instead of holding fast to a norm that might not serve us right now, perhaps we might find new ways of movement that serve us in this time.
I hope you have an amazing week, my friends, filled with movement that serves you right now.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!