Ask any Acupuncture specialist in Luxembourg, and he or she will tell you of the many health challenges that come with the winter season. Fluctuating temperatures with cold, damp weather one day, and bone dry conditions the next, frigid nights mixed with over-heated apartments are just the beginning.
We also have to contend with the demands and stresses of the holidays, including food and family, not to mention the fact that it is cold and flu season.
Because of this, it is especially essential to remeber the season’s essence so that we can stay focused and healthy. With this in mind, here are my tips for making the most of the season and staying healthy this winter.
Take time to reflect
Chinese medicine recognizes the natural tendency of plants and animals to turn inward with the quiet and cold winter energy at its peak. Trees and fields become bare to reserve strength for the spring growing season, and many animals hibernate.
Similarly, we can best serve ourselves and others by drawing inward in both our actions and thoughts, reflecting on ourselves and the past year. It is the perfect time to meditate on which practices and routines make us truly happy and which we can let go.
It is not necessary to take action, but rather to store up energy and make a solid, realistic plan that can come to fruition in the warmer months.