Cheri Haines, ABT
The Essence of Qi

Living in Harmony with the Seasons : SPRING

Spring is in the air! It is a time of change, clearing and wind - "the vectors of change".  Spring is the beginning of Yang, bringing us warmth, light, growth and movement.

We are anxious to get out and going, but it is best to come out of our winter hibernation with care. It is a good time to stretch, see life anew and prepare your body/mind for the newly planted ideas from winter.

Chinese acu-theory associates spring with the Wood Element, the color green, eyes and vision - bringing the etherial into form. The Organs associated with Wood and spring are Liver and Gallbladder, which help us with smoothness, evenness and making decisions. Those Organs are also said to rule tendons, flexibility and the hips

Suggestions for a smooth springtime.......


Qi Gong - stretch, bend at the waist, swing the trunk, punch with angry eyes.

Eat light. Try fresh greens, fennel, dill.

Drink Apple Cider Vinegar, lemon water, Lemon Balm or Chrysanthemum tea.

Palm or lightly circle the eyes

Fill your eyes with beautiful green colors of springtime.

This is very good for your liver

by Chunyi Lin