Yin is In!
It’s Winter, the time of full Yin. Compared to the light, heat, expansion, and Yang activity of Summer, Winter is quiet, dark, cool, and concentrated–Yin.
You may have noticed a desire to go to sleep sooner, and wake up later as Winter has settled in. This is your body responding to Nature’s call to rest deeply in order to preserve your resources for the flourishing expansion coming in the Spring.
By allowing yourself to go to sleep earlier, and wake up later, you harmonize with the shorter days and longer nights of Winter. In the same way that the seeds of Spring are being conserved deep in the soil, we conserve our Yin by getting extra sleep, eating long cooked warm meals, and allowing ourselves quiet time for inward reflection.