Spring season is a good time overall for detox, emotional and spiritual breakthrough as well as dream work, as it is a time that is connected to vision and the tendons. It is a good time to let go of old habits, depression, resentment anger and frustration.
- Direction: West
- Element/movement: Wood
- Organ: Liver/Gall bladder
- Tissues: Tendons
- Orifice: Eyes
- Climate: Cold
- Color: Green
- Emotion: Anger
- Taste: Sour
- Organ activation time: 5-7 pm
The liver is a Yin organ and is responsible for smooth flow of blood, energy and emotions through the mind and body.
The gall bladder is a Yang organ and functions alongside the liver in keeping and distributing the bile the liver makes to the digestive system. It is an organ responsible for decision-making planning, dreaming inspiration and assertiveness.
If the the circulation is stagnant between the liver and gallbladder channels; assertiveness will be lacking, joint related pain, migraines, irritability, and stomach problems may manifest.
The stagnant energy can be realigned through the Bagua practice in combination with good nutrition, body cleanses and rest times.
Foods for Spring
Spring foods should be a bit sour. Eating a balanced dose of fermented foods to promote digestion is good. Kale, dandelion root, dell, basil, broccoli, green and peppermint tea are examples.
Good spring training advances your practice in the summertime. As spring time is connected to the tendons and muscles it is essential to begin to move the body more from the tendons.
Practice the circle walking regularly outdoors to cleanse the Qi and blood.
For standing postures do all of them but especially train the one for this season, I am including a reminder below. Also remember to take care of your stomach and hydrate.