According to Chinese Medicine, fall is a time to re-set the rhythm of your life, and re-connect with what is of true value to you!
Where: The Cynwyd Station Cafe & Tea Room
When: Tuesday evening, September 23rd at 7:30
Cost: $15 for Acupuncture Happy Hour
Bring: A yoga mat
Wear: Comfortable, loose-fitting clothes for relaxation
Why: Relax, de-stress, and let go.
Community Acupuncture following a Yin Yoga class with Katrin Elia. For the full schedule of the Equinox Wellness events, go here.
September 23 marks the Autumn Equinox, when yin time (evening) and yang energy (daylight) are nearly equal. This time of near perfect balance is ideal for an acupuncture treatment.
The Autumn season, according to Chinese Medicine corresponds to balance and rhythm, and the organs of the lung - taking in inspiration and Divine connection, and the Large Intestine, letting go of what we don't need, and keeping what is of true value.
This is a perfect time to look at your lives and examine if you are living in accordance to your highest values, and what you can let go of that no longer serves you. This works on every level: Physically, Emotionally, Spiritually, and Mentally.
Some questions to ask yourself during this season:
What do I value most?
Am I happy with the rhythm of my day, my week, my month, my year?
Can I let go of a pattern that no longer serves?
Do I feel spiritually connected, or cut off?
How deep (or shallow) is my breathing, and do I remember to breath?
Looking forward to seeing you there!
It may only be September 4, but I am already missing the ocean. This was taken in early August, last month on Cape Cod at Nauset Light. I love this motion here - hard to believe it was taken with an iPhone! I have a watercolor, that I painted last year, in Philadelphia, that appears exactly like this. Years of staring at the Atlantic!
In Chinese Medicine, the water element represents the virtue of faith, and is associated with accessing one's inner wisdom. The seasonal correspondence is the winter, as this was the time to endure with little naturally available food sources, and to trust that what one had stocked from the harvest time was and is enough. When one is fearful, especially fearful around the issue of survival, the water element is at play. Ways to balance the water element often include nourishing yin. Yin is cultivated through stillness. Meditation, time away from stimulation, and reflection. It is quiet time in which one can see one's self and one's potential clearly.