Spring is here, and as always, the aim of Chinese Medicine is to harmonize our inner and outer environments. The seasonal energy of Spring is all about upward and outward movement. It’s time to do more activity, to get your energy to move up and out after the inward tendency of Winter. Now is when our yang energy buds and sprouts to meet the sun, just like the plants.
Protect Your Yang Qi in Spring with Chinese Medicine
But some heed should also be taken. You may want to burst out of the dark and gloom of winter, but be careful. Energies begin to stir now, this is very different from a burst (which will happen, but wait for Summer!). Our active yang energy is still young and vulnerable. It needs protection from the lingering cold and especially the wind of Spring. It’s very easy to become too exposed right now, and in effect cause stagnation in our systems, and make the transition to Spring difficult.
It’s not quite time for tank tops and shorts. Keep yourself protected from the wind right now, especially your neck, low back and knees.