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Seasonal Wisdom

A New Year -- Ready to be in the Clear?

by Nina Crist

Are you ready to wake up each day inspired and enthused with your life? Ready to show up for yourself the way you want to?  

Connect with tai chi and the wisdom preserved throughout history by human beings that not only believe in the teachings, but practice them daily to enhance their lives.  Each one of us that brings these practices into our lives becomes a link in the chain of thousands of individuals throughout time.  Each person that weaves the wisdom of the past into their…

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Welcoming Winter: Water - Kidneys - North

by Nina Crist

Winter, the season of stillness, is a time when we are invited inward to nourish that which is not yet born. We notice that we are like seeds that have been planted underground where nothing seems to be happening. Just like seeds, we need this time of nourishment to support the next phase of our human nature. You many notice you have less energy or feel more drawn to quiet, introspective actions. For centuries the taoist masters have shared their simple practices of how they adapt…

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Baked Apples with Walnuts & Ginger Honey: A Dessert to Nourish and Support Your Health During Autumn

by Nina Crist

If you’ve noticed that your skin is becoming dry, your feeling constipated, or experiencing nose bleeds, you may need to give this dessert a try!  When the lung function is poor these common symptoms are your body's way of letting you know.  Traditional Chinese Medicine recommends an apple a day to maintain good lung health, especially during the autumn months as mentioned in last month's article. 

What makes the ingredients apples, walnuts, ginger, cinnamon and honey so special?…

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Autumn: Come into stillness

by Nina Crist

Autumn - Element Metal - Color White - Organ Lung

As we welcome the beautiful autumn season, the invitation is to come into stillness to feel what is true for your inner landscape.  Notice if you are feeling the shift from the strong yang energy of summer to the returning soft yin energy as we shift into fall.  This inward yin energy can be experienced as heavy energy often expressed or felt as sadness. The skin and hair may begin to feel more dry, and you may notice that you hav…

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Welcome to the Seasonal Wisdom Series!

by Nina Crist

Hello Jaguars!

I am so excited to share with you each month some seasonal wisdom through the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). I hope that this knowledge and accompanying monthly practice will be supportive for you. 

The natural rhythm of the seasons sync sweetly with the internal systems of the body.  According to Traditional Chinese Medicine there are five seasons. This yearly pulse of energy corresponds to the network of the five elements. As we live in this environ…

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