What can we learn from the shorter days and colder nights that winter brings us?
Shorter days and colder temperatures offer us a great opportunity to conserve our resources and look within ourselves. Winter is a really good time to hold space for yourself and do some reflection.
While it’s great to fully absorb the gifts of winter, it’s also important to stay balanced.
While the shorter daylight hours and colder temperatures of winter aren’t as inviting when it comes to doing activities outdoors, it’s still important to not become stagnant.
Practices like Tai Chi and Qigong are very beneficial "winter fitness" activities because it helps us connect to our inner selves while supporting the kidney energy. (The Kidneys are associated with the emotion of fear and during this season the spirit can sink and depression increases). That's why Qigong practice can help relax the mind and calm our emotions.
Welcome Winter Solstice!
Today, December 21st, we celebrate the Winter Solstice, and also we will witness an incredible astronomic event known as the “great conjunction”. Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo's time in the 17th century.
It is also referred to as the "Christmas Star" or the “Star of Bethlehem".
A Great Conjunction represents a time for you to release old habits in order to make way for new ways of doing things. It is a moment to make incredible progress toward dreams you've held onto for a long time!
Today is also a very important day for us because it is also the 14th Sadana Center Anniversary! We thank all of you who have been with us all these years!
We cannot be together to celebrate the Winter Solstice and our Anniversary as we did in the past, but let's experience the power of group energy.
For my Qigong students, tonight wherever you are, find the sunset, and about 45 minutes later the planets Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky, they will be visible for about an hour.
Stand in silent meditation while holding the Qigong posture "Penetrate the Earth and connect with the Heaven" to find balance and inner peace!
Winter is a really good time to turn inward and do some reflection.
Give the Gift of Intention
This holiday season may look different from others in the past, but there’s one thing that will never change: the power of a great gift.
This year, give meaningful and energetically powerful Healing Crystals to those who need a little spiritual uplifting, healing, and a lot of self-care.
The number one thing that you have to do when preparing to give a Healing Crystal as a gift, is to take a moment to think about that person. What’s going on in their life?
If you could infuse their life with any energy, what would it be?
The bracelet in the picture below represents balance. Find more meaningful healing crystals jewelry here
Visit our new Sadana Center Shop. Today, December 21st is the last day for online orders for local pick up at Sadana Center. Use promo code at check-up: Sadanapickup
Call us if you have any questions at 727-458-9123 or use our website online chat.
Happy Winter Solstice everyone!
Love & Qi Healing!
Master Shifu Orlando Schiaffino
Simo Ana & Little Dragon Salvatore