Solstice is upon us…

Is it just me, or is time just disappearing – tomorrow marks the shortest day of the year – in Chinese medicine language -the day of least yang – and as such its a pivotal point in the year.  It means summer isn’t too far away (if you can call our longer days summer!?).


Energy of the Winter.

Yin is our quieter, more nourishing energy, yang conversely is the louder, brighter, more vibrant side of our energy.  Winter is a time for rest, relaxation and recuperation: makes our modern Christmas celebrations a bit more difficult to navigate – take time out for yourself and by all means start thinking about what you want to change in your life;but don’t make Jan the 3rd the time for it – organise & refine what you want to change and very slowly begin to implement the changes from early spring – energetically our focus and growth happens much easier come spring.

1 wee bit of homework for you –

Acupressure on the point Yin Valley

ideally between5pm and 7pm we will all spend a wee 10 minutes doing a wee bit of self care by applying some pressure to this point.  As a point it ’empowers fluidity in all aspects of being’ (Jarrett; 441):  encouraging us to flow with life, rather that fight against it.

Acupressure for the winter solstice



Spend a good 10 minutes quietly connecting to this point and take the time to consider and let go of any fears that are holding you back, stopping your growth.


About Paula

Paula is a degree qualified acupuncturist, and full member of the British Acupuncture Council. As well as providing acupunture, aromatherapy facials, cupping and ear candling therapies, she also manages Health Rediscovered and writes for our blog.

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