Edna’s Story: Winter Preparation

As the days shorten and the skies darken earlier than in months past, I find it important to remember that this is Nature’s Way. I keep a positive outlook by observing Nature and by flowing with the changes that the arrival of the Winter season provides. I prepare myself by planning some restful time into my busy schedule, and by saving my precious energy.

Practicing Qigong is my way to prepare for the Winter. Although I practice year round, following each seasonal program that our school provides allows me to open myself to see whatever is coming at me in a positive light. Right now, everyone around me is dragging their feet and feeling more and more tired. However, I am excited to look at the window every morning to see what the weather will bring, and how the trees have changed from yesterday. The smell is also changing, and snow will be here soon. Most flowers are gone, yet I found these beauties popping out of one of my plants this morning.

Our bodies are capable of the same beauty each season, but the beauty manifests distinctly at various times. It just takes a different sense of appreciation to be able to embrace it. Look outside the window and discover Nature’s bountiful wisdom. Just follow it!

-Edna Rodriguez-Plate


Mark Your Calendars

Our Winter Soup Cleanse will be taking place from January 17-24. In the meantime, check out the great things we have going on this Fall.