We are now well into the second month of 2015.
I woke up in reflection mode this morning and noticed that last month, was all about helping my patients relax, rejuvenate, ease muscle tightness and tension and help them achieve their new year goals, whatever it may be. All with the help of Acupuncture, the different massages I do and most of all a listening ear.
Where did January go? Do we find time flies as they say?
January just flew by and am glad to say on reflection, I have achieved what I did intended to do for the month. One of the main tasks of mine along with the usual work, exercise, eating healthy routine is to take time to rest, reflect and recuperate. Try to find the “right balance”
The winter season is when nature sleeps, and everything experiences the slowing of natural processes — even our bodies. Humans stopped hibernating like their ancestral cousins long ago, but our bodies still experience the natural inclination to slow down in winter. The winter is a time to come back to quietness and rebuild our energy reserves.
Nearly five millennia ago, the Yellow Emperor’s Classics of Medicine recognized the seasonal influences on health and illness. According to Chinese medicine, the winter season is linked to kidneys, the adrenal glands, and the bladder. When these bodily systems are out of balance, energy becomes depleted and this can pave the way to illness. During the cold months of winter, people are more prone to colds, flu, poor circulation, low vitality, and seasonal mood disorders.
We are in still in the middle of winter, although the days are noticeably longer and brighter. In Chinese Medicine, winter is the time to do just that – rest, recuperate and reflect. We live in unison with nature and the energies around us, so it is vital almost to do the same. It helps us recuperate for the coming “active” months and enables us to enjoy the pleasures of the spring, summer and not forgetting autumn.
We naturally retire early in the evenings, do less in terms of movements, as we just work with the body natural wants and even more important, what it needs. Winter is meditative time, where again we go into our quiet being.
It is YIN time and a lovely time to energise our “Being”.
Interesting and profound quoted once was “we are human beings, and not human doings”
Here is a write up on winter from the British Acupuncture Council, and also a lovely tranquil picture, reflective of the blog today. Enjoy the read.