Maggie Hofferber, L.Ac., MAOM
Autumn marks the beginning of the Yin cycle, where the the days become shorter, the weather is cooler, the air becomes crisp and the leaves begin to turn. As the leaves change color and drop, the old leaves go back to the earth, enriching the soil to promote the coming of a new harvest. The three months of Autumn are in charge of slowing the momentum of growth, and harvesting the Summer’s abundance. Summer, which is ruled by the Fire element, governs the Yang cycle. Summertime is full of energy, making it the perfect time for recreating outdoors. During Fall, it is time to turn inward, reflecting on life and preparing for the winter season ahead. Because Autumn is part of the Yin cycle, it is important to preserve one’s energy during this time, so as not to scatter the Qi. Here are some ways to help ease the transition of Summer to Fall.
Organize and Clean
Turning Inward and Processing Unresolved Emotions
Dress Warm and Wear a Scarf
Walk Outside and Breathe Deeply
These seasonal newsletters give you insight on the effects of energy movement throughout the year and throughout your body.