“As no two elements of nature are in conflict so when we perceive the ways of nature, we remove conflict within ourselves and discover a harmony of body and mind in accord with the flow of the universe .” Kung Fu the Series
Everything happening in the external world is happening within us.
Traditional Chinese Medicine explains it with the Five Elements Theory.
The Five Elements include the internal organs, and the interconnected and interacting relationships between them that can often fall out of balance. The Five Elements Theory describes the changes that continuously occur within our bodies and correlates them with the seasons.
Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal & Water –
The seasons like these elements are in constant movement and change. Simultaneously, these changes are reflected in our inner workings. Just as the elements support and inhibit one another, by aligning ourselves to the present season can provide balance and flow in body, mind, emotions and spirit. Aligning ourselves with nature allows patterns of life to flow gracefully and provides a platform for healing and enhancing our overall well- being.
Spring correlates with wood –
It symbolizes creations and new beginnings.
The Climate: wind
Supports functions of the liver & gallbladder.
The most beneficial Spring foods are dark leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables ie. Arugula, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and kale.
Foods that aid detoxification and strengthen the liver include food with sour and pungent flavors.
Sour sources – lemons, limes, vinegar adzuki beans, grapes and mangos.
Pungent sources- onions, garlic, ginger, leeks, scallions, cloves and fennel.
By using the vibrational frequency of nature and the principal of natural law we can help heal and balance our bodies and emotions. Physical exercise and reading can help restore balance too.
Spring has cleansing and detoxification aspect and the perfect time to cleanse the gall bladder and the liver. Time to clear out the old and make room for the new!
The secret is balance.
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