Autumn is a time to turn our energy inwards. It is a time to begin self reflection and in so doing this we need to build up our resources to sustain a nuture us through the autumn months and into winter. Autumn is a time to let go.
Metal/air element is governed by the Lung and Large Intestine Meridians in Oriental Medicine. The metal element relates to how well we are able to deal with the past, release what no longer serves us and opens to new life and the present moment.
In Autumn eat white pungent foods such as chillies, onions, turnips, ginger, cabbage and radish. Dark green and orange vegetables also help protect the body from illness.
Seven tips for good health in Autumn:
Go to bed no later than 10pm and rise no later than 7am.
Don’t sleep with an open window.
Practice nasal breathing.
Eat for the season – nourishing, warming, and moistening foods.
Keep your fluid intake up.
Take a walk after meals. Cutback on any punishing regimes which drain your Qi.
De-clutter your life. Let go of things you no longer need –physically, mentally and emotionally.
You must let go!
You cannot erase the past; you must let it go.
You cannot change yesterday; you must accept the lessons learned.
You cannot stop time or stand still in a world racing around in circles.
You must dance with the wind and sing with the songs that are playing.
Let whatever mistakes you have made remain in the shadows of times gone by,
and let love be the answer to the mysteries of life.
Karin's Favourite Sayings
“When you follow your bliss you live in a constant space of joy.
You open yourself to the abundance of the Universe.
You’re excited to share your life with those you love and your excitement,
your passion, your bliss becomes contagious….”
“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being,
while movement and methodical physical exercise saves it and preserves it.“
“............ if you really and sincerely and passionately want to do something
(and wholeheartedly, with the whole of your sincerest self) it is by doing that
that you will be most useful, will be giving the most, will be of most individual value.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“The man who does things makes mistakes, but he who doesn't makes the biggest mistake of all ------- nothing."
The 4 P’s
PORTRAY – portray a positive image of yourself which will reflect in your lifestyle.
PRACTISE - as you practice good habits of posture, this will carry over and unconsciously reflect in how you move through your day.
PROTECT - the key to protecting your body from aches and pains is good posture.
PREVENT - good posture provides you with a prevention strategy against wear and tear, for the long term health of your body.
“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states.”