with a Qigong Lung-Clearing Exercise

Michele Lewis
September-October 2018 • Vol 3, No 100

As the warm days of late summer pass into autumn, nature is making her perennial transition from the yang months of spring and summer to the yin months of fall and winter. This change will be intuitively felt even before the Autumnal Equinox on September 22nd, as nature begins her transitions deep in the earth long before we see those changes visibly manifest. All of these shifts become more apparent with the increase in yin energy. Each passing day has less and less light, as the hours of light continue to get shorter. We feel this in our bodies and emotions; the organ associated with fall is the lungs and the feelings are sadness and grief. If our bodies or environments are not balanced, we will feel these emotions on a greater scale.

So what can you do? From a Feng Shui perspective, the area of the bagua that aligns with fall and the organ of the lungs is the NW sector of children and creativity. As the yin months progress, it is time for us to move more inward and do something to nurture our inner child and ourselves. The I Ching trigram is tui, it’s feeling being joyful and pleasurable. This is the time to do things that will bring you inner joy and boost your sense of creativity. Try taking classes where you are making or building things with your hands, cooking, painting, sculpture, or anything that makes you feel true happiness inside.

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