Autumn 🍂 is the season of shedding, clearing, releasing and letting go. It is also a time of slowing down, pausing, accepting, and breathing in new air.
In Chinese medicine, autumn is associated with the Metal Element (Borders and Boundaries) and with the Lungs and Large Intestine (breathing in new experiences and breathing out or eliminating what we no longer want or need).
This time of letting go is also associated with grief. This season of mist and mellow fruitfulness, is also one of rotting, ripening and harvesting.
Warm food like baked apples and pears and roasted vegetables of pumpkin, squash, and beetroot are just right for this time of year.
Pungent foods also help to remove damp and cold in the body as we travel from late summer into autumn.
Gently tapping across the chest can help support the energy of the Lungs and get Ki moving through drier air.
Take care. Wrap up warm, move gently and kindly, pace yourselves and breathe ease into your bodies. Find space in yourselves for rest, recovery and renewal.