Spring in Chinese Medicine
The element: wood
The emotion: anger
The organ: liver
We all contain the element of Wood within us. When this element is balanced, our energy flows freely around our body, we have a healthy relationship with anger and we work steadily towards our intentions or goals. Balanced liver energy radiates through clear eyes, and keeps our digestive system running smoothly, we value ourselves and our boundaries and feel in tune with the natural rhythm of our body.
The energy of the earth in the northern hemisphere is rising. This is a great time (I think this should be the official NY) to check in on our plans for the year and to let go of anything that doesn’t feel right. Notice if there is are any feelings of frustration or blockages and explore them with compassion.
To nourish your Liver and your own Wood element, move your body in any way that brings you joy, and unless you are depleted (check in with a Chinese Medicine practitioner) start to really encourage the flow of Qi throughout your whole body. Eat lots of green food, notice the emergence of life, open the senses and allow the energy of awakening to come within.
And as always, try meditating. I’ve written and recorded 19 meditations for In the Moment Magazine which is out today. Follow this link to listen to a sample of 5 of the meditations.