Health and Happiness all Year Long
Have you noticed how people are constantly adjusting to the weather? I know this is a simple question, but it has profound implications.
In the winter, when it is cold, we turn in our ponderous coatings, mitts, scarf, etc. In the summer it is just the opposite. These simple modifications are what I refer to as “lifestyle adjustments” within the Meridian Massage Approach to health and salving. Meeting these changes is a relatively simple way that we care for our state. But there is more that we can do!
Harmonize with the Seasons
We live in relationship to Nature Which is why we change our dres as the seasons change. Below is a quote from the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine, which was written at least 2,500 ago in China. It is one of the oldest medical textbooks in the world 😛 TAGEND
Huang Di( the Yellow Emperor) questions Qi Bo( the Great Physician ):’ I’ve heard that in the days of old everyone lived 100 times without demo the usual ratifies of aging. In our time, however, beings senility prematurely, living only 50 years. Is this due to the change in the environment, or is it because people lost the correct way of life? ”
Qi Bo replies: “In the past, parties rule the Tao, the Way of Life. They understood the principal balance, of Yin and Yang, as represented by the transformation of the energies of the universe…”
“The transformation of the energies of the universe” refers in part to the changing seasons. Yin and Yang are fundamental pressures of Nature that are also alive in every living world. A key to health is preserve symmetry and pour of Yin and Yang within our energy arrangement. How we promote the balance of Yin and Yang within ourselves switches with the seasons.
Promote the balance of Yin and Yang throughout the seasons 😛 TAGEND
Spring- wake up early with the sunup and enjoy strenuous move. For instance, go for a brisk walk in the morning, practice more active types of Yoga, get out to that rotate class at the neighbourhood gym!
Summer- let yourself stay up later, enjoy fresh salads and outcomes, allow yourself activity and practise that promote sweating. Make time for socializing and touring with friends.
Fall- now is the time to begin bringing your intensity and tending inward as the days are getting shorter and the freezing wintertime is approaching. Enjoy eating cooked root vegetables, long-cooked meats, and slowing down on cold salads. Physical activity and rehearsal begin to slow down too, protect against sweating outside, give yourself more experience for musing and self-reflection.
Winter- allow yourself more sleep as the lights are now longer than the days. Be sure to guard against the coldnes, pattern slower types of exercise and fluctuation, yin sort yoga, and understate sweating. Shift your nutrition to warm, long-cooked menus, heated potions , no frosted ocean or frosted potions. Allow for stillness and time alone for depth gentle contemplation.
These are just a few ideas to stimulate your own ideas of how to harmonize with the changing seasons that you experience where you live. As we shape these lifestyle accommodations each season we promote the balance of Yin and Yang within us- which in turn promotes our health and joy all time long.
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