Welcome to Autumn! Even though the weather took a cooler turn a few weeks ago, I feel as though the crispy morning air and chilly evenings are truly upon us now. How are you finding the seasonal change? I for one certainly enjoy the cooler temperatures and the days are still long enough to fit in a microadventure or two after work!
In Chinese Medicine we think of the body as a small version of the universe around us. As the seasons change, so should we. Humans should be adaptable; to flow with the seasons is to live in harmony. By doing this, we should avoid illness. Autumn is a time to slow down and to harvest and enjoy the abundance of what you worked on and grew in Summer.
What happens to our Qi in Autumn?
The Metal season of Autumn is when the Yang movement of the Spring and Summer months comes to an end and the Yin months begin. Because of this, our Qi should start to CONTRACT and MOVE INWARDS. These months relate to our LUNG and LARGEINTESTINE organs, the colour is WHITE and the...