We look at transition of Earth to Metal, and Spleen energy to Lung energy. Using BKS Iyengars sequence for Restorative Yoga to calm the agitations of the mind, as a guideline, we follow a sequence given by Patricia Walden to her students to ease the heart.
“Worry agitates the Heart and has repercussions on the Lungs; pensiveness agitates the Heart and has repercussions on the Spleen; anger agitates the Heart and has repercussions on the Liver; fear agitates the Heart and has repercussions on the Kidneys. Therefore all the five emotions affect the Heart”.
~ Yu Chang, Principles of Medical Practice
The Lungs govern Ch’i and sadness depletes Ch’i. Sadness includes grief and regret, and shows itself in a variety of symptoms including fatigue, breathlessness, discomfort in the chest, depression or crying.
Not only time changes things, but since everything changes within itself anyway, the Five Elements Theory is an observation of natural changes; and it is the natural world confirming that all forces and energies can smoothly and harmoniously transition from one phase to another; just as one season “becomes” the next.
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