Spring is the time when we begin to plan for the year ahead, set new intentions, and when discover new energy to plan ahead, focus better on our journeys and plans ahead.
According to Chinese Medicine, spring is a time when Yin is turning into Yang. We passed the wintertime, that " hibernation" energy, and now is time to blossom.
It is a time for personal growth, change, and new challenges.
It is a time to cleanse the body, thoughts, and home; time to detox and de-clutter.
Spring is related to the Wood Element and the organs of the Liver and Gall Bladder. In springtime, your Yin Yoga sequence for the spring emphasizes hips and groin work and twisting.
While in yoga the chakras are considered as the main energetic points, the Daoist model considers our internal organs as being the main focus points of energy storage and distribution. The Liver and Gallbladder meridians are related to spring, so targeting these channels helps to create balance this time of year.
Spring is a time of rebirth, blossoming and growth; nature starts reawakening and daylight lasts longer.
We know that winter and darkness are behind, light and warmth ahead.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) spring is the time of the Wood Element, together with the Liver (The General) and Gall Bladder ( The Decision Maker), of our bodies and minds. Spring Yin Yoga Sequences initiate a boost of energy, direction, and vision.
Wood Element Characteristics:
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yin Wood types are also moody and emotionally unstable; it is related to the emotion of anger and kindness and our capacity to organize and plan for the future. Yin Wood types have a lot of ideas streaming through their minds, so it can be difficult for them to focus on a particular project. They are prone to headaches, digestive upsets, and nervous tics and twitches. Some sighs of energy stagnation in Wood Meridian: dry skin, digestive problem, or excess mucus in the lungs.
Spring is an important time to pay special attention to your eyesight. Few gentle exercises will support the eyes heath like, Look up and down; look as far as you can to the right and then left; Move eyes diagonally up to the left and then down to the right; Move eye diagonally up to the right and then down to the left; Make wide circles clock/anti-clockwise, Open and close the eyes.