Do you find it a little harder to feel optimistic, motivated and inspired in winter?
Its the time of year where we naturally go inward both physically by wanting to stay home more and inward mentally and emotionally as we slow down, and notice our emotional health more that other times.
Less distraction = slowing down = increased connection to ourselves
So how do make winter work for us and enjoy this time rather than wish it away?
In TCM (traditional Chinese Medicine) winter is associated with our kidney and bladder Qi & the water element. With strong kidney and bladder Qi we harness our intuition in winter and joyfully connect within, if our Qi is lowered we have a tendency to the opposite where fear and concern rule and we can find ourselves battling our unhealthy thought patterns, feeling anxious and doubt ourselves more than any other time.
Physically we tend to have more water symptoms appear in winter, such as ear problems (tinnitus, infections, dull hearing), issues with the teeth and bones, adrenal fatigue, foggy thinking, weak lower back and knees, frequent urination especially during night, arthritic pain, weakened immunity, vanilla dryness and lowered libido for men and women.
So how to we nurture our kidney and bladder Qi? Here are some tips:
I hope these tips help you stay healthy and well in body, mind and spirit this winter
If you need more support to help you enjoy your connection to yourself during the winter months, you can book you kinesiology session online