As we come into the season of spring, we need to get our bodies moving again while the Wood energy is at its peak. After the stillness of winter, life starts to proliferate again: lambs are born, buds burst forth, and the landscape turns green. As the weather gets warmer, we are more inclined to…
Summer is governed by the energy of fire and thus in charge of the process of ripening and maturation. Summer is abundant with sunshine, fruit and flowers. Yang is at its fullest expression: just as the leaves come out on the trees, the qi is at the periphery of our bodies
The season of Earth, regarded as the fifth season by the Ancient Chinese. It is harvest time: gathering in the last of summer’s bounty for the winter stores. It is the autumn equinox where the number of daylight hours equals those of the night: yin and yang are in balance
Leaves fall from the trees and plant life starts to wither and die, then decompose. This dying process creates room for new opportunities: to make way for something of value to be taken in. Metal energy gives us the ability to both let go of the old and take in the new.
Winter is a time of absolute yin: when nature seemingly dies and the earth is frozen. Just as animals go into hibernation, so should we. Rest is the single most important thing to replenish the kidney qi.