Bring on 2021 – Grow into the Light

December 28, 2020  by Dr. Suki Munsell

Harvest the Shadow, Grow into the Light

My hand slipped off the wet edge of the hot tub this morning. I tumbled to the ground.

My ribs weren’t happy with me. “Why didn’t you look where you were going?” they admonished me. “It’s important to pay attention, especially in transitions.“

“You OK?” one of the club members asked.

“I will be,” I answered.

I slid into the tub like a wounded puppy, uncurling my spine from its protective crouch. Floating, I took inventory. My torso was slightly twisted. I relaxed, released fear and tension, and stretched gently. My breathing massaged my achy ribs, their muscles and attachments. Extending through my spine, I reclaimed home base.

“Ahhh. I took the twist out.”

This morning’s tumble was my third body-outage in the last four days, following dental surgery and a bout of vertigo previous to that.  The more I could dissolve body, breath, and mind into an image of perfect health, the more quickly my natural healing responded. I still feel like a novice at self-healing and am always grateful when I bounce back resiliently.

The Winter Solstice and seasonal celebrations invite us to open into the growing light and hold a radiant image of ourselves in a healthier world. January is named for Janus, the two-faced Roman god of beginnings and endings, doorways and transitions. Harvest the pain, anxiety, and confusion of this past year to use for personal growth and loving connection to others.

Deepen your Practice in Community

Louis Pasteur said, “Chance favors the prepared mind.” Russell and I believe that chance favors the prepared body. Join us in classes as we train for a resilient body, peaceful heart, and radiant spirit. Together we can recreate our world anew by living-into the change we want to see in the world.

Russell and Suki 

 


 

Enroll for January Now

Register for our Dynamic Vitality January events online.

Dynamic Qigong and Tai Chi – practice the ancient science and art of rejuvenation and longevity. In January, focus on the Bear, a symbol of strength, power, stability, and healing wisdom. Agility and alertness lie within. Stimulate the kidneys and warm your body.

Body Mindfulness 101 – learn stretches for life when seated, while standing, and lying down. Reawaken your spine, enliven your whole body, practice a variety of techniques to release tension, then settle your nervous system.

Dynamic Walking for Lifelong Legs – move in harmony with nature’s design, with effortless ease. Walking is a gift, not a given. Insure your independence and health.

Women’s Wisdom Retreat – January 18 – 22nd, 3 – 6pm – The Power and Gifts of Love 

Suki offers unique embodiment exercises in this workshop with co-leaders Karen Buckley and Dianne Morrison. Discover and dissolve barriers to living your life with an open heart, so vital to co-creating our future. Transform your story within this loving, small-group of shared intention.