Morning time and the Metal element

enjoying the sunriseThe Metal element is active from 3am to 7am.

The Lungs and Large Intestine are the organs associated with the Metal element. Many traditions practice meditation early in the morning during the Metal time. As the Lungs regulate our breath, we can see the wisdom of morning meditation. As we place our attention onto the breath and feel the rhythm of our ribs and abdomen moving in response to our respiration, we can come into a deeper connection with ourselves as our thoughts drop away.

The Metal element offers us focused attention and an ability to sense ourselves from the inside out.

Connect with your Metal element

Taking a little time in the morning to bring our attention inward by following our breath, is a simple way to connect with and benefit from the Metal within us. As we practice and become better at feeling from the inside out, we stabilize our attention and energy. Aware of ourselves and our internal landscape, we now have the opportunity to hear the deeper calling of our Heart’s desire.

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Cindy Black

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  1. Genesis M. Roy, LMT, ISHA on August 22, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    I am finding the Metal Element is having a great importance for me in my Life! I just wonder why all of a sudden it seems to be flourishing its Energy towards me?

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT on August 23, 2016 at 8:07 am

      What wonderful experience to wonder about!

  2. cat rossiter on June 12, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I have wondered why it is essential that I do my MORNING meditation by 7. Lung, grief, and an inherent weakness in my organs, lungs, dictates my need.
    Thank you for my ongoing education, Cindy. Now to meditate, albeit a bit late!

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