Winter Solstice Meditation: Through Darkness to Light

During the Winter Solstice, the sun is at its lowest in the sky, leaving us with the longest night of the year. While we tend to associate the dark with “bad” or “scary,” it is better seen as a place of rest, renewal and quiet. Dark, in this sense, can be thought of as the fertile soil where we plant the seeds of what we wish to have blossom in the future.

While the Winter Solstice is a time of stillness, where the sun appears to hover in the sky, it is also a time to celebrate the return of the light. After today, the days begin to grow longer and the sun appears higher in the sky. Through our yoga practice, and this meditation, we practice sitting in the stillness, both looking back into the darkness and all the places we’ve been and what we’ve been through, while also letting go into the lightness of possibility and new growth.

Duration: 15 minutes


Looking from shadow to light : High Sierras, CA