Going back to my roots. While, I'm more culturally aware of my Filipina heritage I am a quarter Chinese. I chose the name, Autumn. Before I even researched what Autumn meant in Chinese medicine, I always felt drawn to that name. After researching what Autumn means, in terms of energy and alternative thought, it all makes sense now!
According to Chinese medicine, organs are associated with specific emotions. The season, Autumn, are associated with the lungs and the large intestine.
The light energies that the lungs are associated with are: clear thinking, communication, openness to new ideas, positive self image, and the ability to relax, let go and be happy. The dark energies the lungs are associated with are: difficulty coping with loss and change, sense of alienation, hard time letting go, prolonged sense of sadness, and spending too much time reliving the past.
In mental health, we relate reliving the past to Depression. Depression causes feelings of sadness and may occur when there's a massive shift in your life (i.e. a death in the family). With a disconnection to the present moment, depression may cause you to alienate from present joys and makes it difficult to let go of the past. Those that have a difficult time letting go may even experience chronic constipation since the large intestine is responsible for letting go of waste: energy that doesn't serve a useful purpose in the body.
Deep breathing and yogic spinal twists can help improve lung and digestive health. Learn to release the old and welcome the new with meditation and yoga!
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