As spring arrives, the ultimate yin of winter begins its transformation into the ultimate yang of summer. Spring is a time of personal development, growth and transformation. The quiet reflection and germination of winter transforms into new ideas and spouting seeds. It is a time of planning and vision and forward movement.
The force it takes for plant to burst though the ground and rise toward the sun is an example of the energetic quality of spring. The following is an excerpt from The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine: “The three months of the spring season bring about the revitalization of all things in nature. It is the time of birth. This is when heaven and earth are reborn.
During this season it is advisable to retire early. Arise early also and go walking in order to absorb the fresh, invigorating energy. Since this is the season in which the universal energy begins anew and rejuvenates, one should attempt to correspond to it directly by being open and unsuppressed, both physically and emotionally.”
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