Om Yoga Magazine
Put a spring in your step – time to get moving!
Put a spring in your step
Get moving! By Gillian Davies
It’s finally happening. The buds are blooming on the trees, it’s a little bit warmer outside and colour and light seems to be returning to nature. It’s spring! The season of motivation, expansion and the start of our journey into the peak of the yang energy, which is summer.
Each season has a specific element, pair meridians and emotional expression according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. The wood element is associated with spring, which is a time of expansion and rebirth as nature appears to be waking up everywhere. This explosion is only possible because of the seasons and elements which came before – the water element and winter encouraged a sense of withdrawal and conservation of energy.
We have hibernated over the past few months to restore our energy, rest, and allow us to embrace the energy of wood in…