As the holiday hustle kicks into high gear, finding intermissions of stillness can be challenging. But these are the very moments that will help anchor us amid the chaos. The ability to soothe yourself is powerful, and one of the most effective tools for harnessing this power is ritual. Simple rituals can lead to sacred experiences.
In traditional Chinese medicine, balance is achieved when we live in harmony with nature, so we always look to our surroundings when crafting a ritual. Winter is the most yin of the seasons, with shorter days and cooler nights, which makes this month an ideal time to reflect, rest, and restore. Here's a five-step ritual to help you make that happen: