Solstice Wish

By Lynn Felder, RYT

In the Ayurvedic calendar, Nov. 15-Jan. 15 is Early Winter, the time to gather and contain: your energy, your comforts, your abundance, your sweetness.

Gather your loved ones around you and contain their sweetness. Gather wood and build a fire. Gather your breath, open your throat chakra and sing. Gather and contain all the joy, all the peace that the season promises.

The days are getting shorter. The nights are getting longer. Gather and contain love and warmth. Winter Solstice is the shortest day of all. After that, rejoice and welcome the return of the Sun as the days grow steadily longer.

I love the progression of the seasons – in our world and in our bodies.

My wish for you in this season of darkness and renewing light is that you celebrate abundantly in your own way. Review your blessings and achievements in the year past and rejoice in them. Make a short list of Things I Want To Do (I like that better than resolutions) in the coming year, feel them unfolding in your imagination, set your intention and let them go.

All will be accomplished!


Copyright by Lynn Felder December 2007. Lynn Felder is an award-winning journalist, a yoga teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance and the author of the DVD “Gentle Yoga for Cancer Patients,” available at

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