In our previous post, we talked about the autumn season related to the metal element, and metal is related to lungs and large intestines.
In order to keep your lungs in balanced, keep in mind how you breathe and do breathing exercises. When I do my QiGong classes we go through a warm-up that involves breathing and I always say to my students to take a deep breath. I teach my students that as human beings we all have a story and through the breath, we can release it and let go of negative thought patterns.
With breathwork we can make positive changes in relationships with loved ones and family, we can reduce stress levels and have deep acceptance and unconditional love of self….and others.
Maybe when you go for a day walk, on a nice crisp day, even a cold day, take a deep breath. Just make sure you are not breathing in cold air, just press the scarf around your mouth and take a couple of really good deep long breaths.
Think about it, how many times this week have you really taken a deep breath?
Do you expand your lungs and your shoulder blades and just breath?
Open up your chest, your lungs, your shoulder blades and just take that really deep breath and clear that stagnation. You don't want Qi "Chi" stagnation.
Remember, don't ask: how do I let go?, ask: why am I holding on?.
You are not being natural if you are holding on to anger, resentment, grief injustice, anything that is gone on 20, 30 years in your life and still you're holding on to it, STOP IT! let it go!
The only one you are hurting is you. It is like taking poison and expecting the other person to suffer. Stop it! It is in the past. Focus on your future, focus on YOU, don't hold on to it. Release the grasp!.
In our next post, we will talk about kidney energy during the winter season and how to keep it in balance.
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Love & Qi Healing!!!
Master Shifu Orlando Schiaffino &
Simo Ana M. Tosta