Moving from the Start of Spring to Rain Water
Last week we moved from the Start of Spring to Rain Water (Ancient Chinese names for this season). When we say rain water, we do not only mean actual rain. It also means the wetness and humidity you start to feel all around you and in the soil. The earth is coming out of the frozen time of year and the eternal warmth of the earth is defrosting everything that was frozen.
The change that's happening now is the birth of things that have been dormant like plans, creativity, visions. There is now an opening for those plans, creativity, and visions to come through.
We are moving into a spaciousness.
If you have had ideas brewing, keep in mind that it's important to strike while the iron is hot and take advantage of the creative energy that is flowing. Get creative now. Don't wait until November to start thinking and planning.
While this is happening around us, the Yellow Emperor's Classic (Huangdi Neijing) recommends to walk more and move more. I recommend walking in Nature. In Japan, they call it shinrin-yoku "forest bathing", the Japanese practice of connecting deeply with nature. It is a practice that involves all the senses and has extraordinary effects on health and happiness. Watch the video below for my favorite "forest bathing" collecting Maple sap!
For more information regarding shinrin-yoku "forest bathing" and/or tapping Maple trees for sap or making syrup. Thomas recommends purchasing the following books below:
"Shinrin Yoku: The Japanese Art of Forest Bathing"
"Backyard Sugarin': A Complete How-to-Guide"
Some of the things that go along with walking are practicing Taiji Quan and/or Silk Reeling Qigong, otherwise known as Chan si gong. It's so good at moving the joints in a nice relaxed, circular way, allowing openness, flexibility and flow. Read below for more information about Saturday's Art of Silk Reeling Workshop.
Also recommended is the Spraying Qi Empowered Breathing, which is excellent for detoxifying the body. You can follow along with me in the videos available in the Healing Infusions Group and learn how to incorporate the movements with your breathing.
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