Move Your Qi!
Qi changes with the seasons.
In the winter, even though there is much stillness, Qi still flows. Winter Qi moves quietly and is located more deeply within our interior. This is similar to way that the energy of trees is held in the roots during winter.
Spring has arrived! And with it comes the expansive growth of plants sprouting, trees budding and birds singing. Although most humans keep the same hours and routines regardless of the seasons, our Qi is linked to these seasonal changes. Even though we have learned how to keep sitting still at work or school, we can feel our Qi’s desire to get moving.
The same energy that is pushing out the spring flowers is alive in our cells. Spring Qi wants to push through, expand up and out, make noise, and move move move. Living in harmony with Nature, we find ourselves cleaning out accumulations from winter, going through closets and clearing out the clutter. Physically, this is the time follow your body’s desire to take a walk, go for a run, work in the yard, start a new exercise program, or chase the dog!
If we deny this strong urge to move and expand, we block the meridians and damn up our Qi. Blocked Qi is called “stagnant Qi” and is the beginning of “not happy Qi.” We might feel pain along the meridians where the Qi is blocked as well as emotional frustration or a building up of urgency, anger, or rage. When the Qi flows so does our emotional energy. When we allow our bodies to move this supports the openness and flow of the Qi, which supports the openness and flow of our emotions.
Harmonize with spring – move, walk, start something new, and let your Qi flow!