Monday, February 27, 2012

Springtime Comes Early In NYC

Springtime in Chinese Medicine is the time associated with the wood element. Think bamboo. One species grows 3 feet per day in tropical settings. The key is the rhizome (roots) system. Without the proper foundation this growth is not sustainable. Here in NYC the trees are budding, just aching to bust out. Wood is generated by water, which the Kidneys are responsible for. So the Kidneys must be strong and rooted. The Ba Duan Jin, (Eight Silken Brocade), and other qigong exercises help with this consolidation and flow. If you want spring to be a healthy growth period find a routine to do your exercises and stick with them. You can then outlay that energy effectively. When the Elements are balanced and each generate and control their counterparts, the Cycle is maintained. This model developed thousands of years ago and still applies even in our modern experiment of life.