The long nights of winter offers the perfect opportunity to rest for animals, plants, and people. The leaves have fallen from the trees and many little critters have settled into hibernation, turning inward to complete year of growth.
As for humans, we oftentimes underestimate the importance of turning inward and slowing things down. The long, dark nights and colder temperatures can make us more lethargic and quiet, and many people may find themselves fighting against those feelings. But what if nature is actually inviting us to use the winter as an opportunity to heal and restore the body, mind, and soul?
It is on the darkest nights that we can best see the brightness of the stars. Honoring the darkest days allows us to more greatly appreciate the warmth of spring – which we know for a fact will come again.
This winter, join the Yoga Buzz 21-Day Meditation Advent Calendar for free meditations delivered directly to your email each day. Each meditation will be less than five minutes long, which makes it a bite-sized practice that can fit anywhere into your day. The meditation program will run from December 1 – 21.
Meditations will be led by St. Louis yoga instructors:
Kelly A. Kelly
Special Guest Robert White III
Allow this meditation practice to be a part of your support system as you step fearlessly into the depths of winter and the long nights ahead. We look forward to going on this journey inward together!
How to prepare for your 21-Day Meditation:
- Schedule a time with yourself each day, when you know you can sit down and dedicate five minutes to this practice.
- Find a spot in your house, or at your office, or in the park – anywhere that you can sit comfortably, uninterrupted, for those few minutes.
- You might consider using headphones to listen to the audio recordings – this will help limit distractions. Plus, DJsNeverEndingStory has created original soundscaping for us, and the tunes are amaaaaaaazing.
ABOUT THE MUSIC
DJsNeverEndingStory(Dennis Preston, Jr.) is an ambient, electronica, and hip-hop artist from St. Louis, MO. The 2015 release of his debut ambient album, The Harmony Epoch, garnered the attention of thousands and topped iTunes New Age charts. His frequent collaborations with spoken word artist, Prince Ea, has reached millions across social media with its uplifting and inspirational messages. DJsNeverEndingStory is dedicated to producing chill and innovative music. Visit his site at www.djsneverendingstory.com
Did you miss a day? Catch up on the meditations here:
Day One: Fill Your Well with Kelly A. Kelly
Day Two: The Deep Knowing with Katie Rodgers
Day Three: I Am with Mo Taylor
Day Four: Slow. It. Down. with Kate Stewart
Day Five: Loving Kindness with Donna Jones
Day Six: The Summit with Breann Bailey
Day Seven: The Sacred Lotus with Elle Potter
Day Eight: Breath Awareness with Donna Jones
Day Nine: Live Your Joy with Breann Bailey
Day Ten: Paint Your Vision with Jamie Austin
Day Eleven: This Little Light of Mine with Elle Potter
Day Twelve: Let the Leaves Go with Brittany Hill
Day Thirteen: Come Back To Your Breath with DJsNeverEndingStory
Day Fourteen: Flip Your Perspective with Robert White III
Day Fifteen: To All, A Good Night with Breann Bailey
Day Sixteen: Student’s Choice! (pick one of your favorites above to listen to again)
Day Seventeen: Finding Stability with Jamison Ford
Day Eighteen: Meeting Kali with Elle Potter
Day Nineteen: Warm from the Inside with Brittany Hill
Day Twenty: Absorbing with Jamison Ford
Day Twenty-One: The Beauty of the Unknown with Elle Potter