Happy Chinese New Year!
This festival traditionally welcomes spring, new beginnings ,optimism and new endeavours. It is always celebrated on the second new moon of the year.
In Chinese Medicine philosophy, the element for spring is wood, the dominant organ is the liver and the emotion is anger.
As we move from the winter and yin phase of the year, we may feel our energy start to surge upwards, with the natural rising of yang. Yet, this time of year can feel unsettled as the weather teases us by delivering a glorious sunny day, followed by a day of icy winds and squally showers.
The liver is mainly responsible for the free flow of energy in our body (Qi), so when that Qi isn’t flowing properly, imbalance occurs. If you have an imbalance in your liver or wood element you may be suffering at the moment with excess frustration, a feeling of being profoundly pent-up, headaches, anxiety, muscle aches and pains, eye problems, and difficulty making decisions.
Rituals and festivals are a great way to connect with people and help move the energy in our body.
Today is the perfect day for it.