Introductie Tao Yoga ( QI GONG)
Tao yoga :
Cultivate Physical, Mental and Spiritual Energy.
Today we would like to share with you Taoist Secrets for the upcoming Indian Summer.
1) In the Tao the five elements of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood, are each associated with a season. Earth correlates to the in-between seasons, when the energies are in transition.
Right now we are in the middle of such a transition: passing from summer to autumn, which is often called the «Indian Summer».
So the Earth is the most vibrant element of Nature now and practice of connecting to the Earth's energy can accelerate your inner balance and healing.
2) The current season plays a central role in which foods you may choose to eat.
Just as each element is characterized by a season, so each of them has a correlative food's taste. Each flavor supports a specific organ or organ system.
For example, the three Earth organs are the pancreas, stomach, and spleen ― all vital to the digestive process. Thus, the important thing to do in this Indian Summer is to take care of your digestion, absorption and elimination.
Tao says that a little of a particular taste can strengthen an element or organ system, whereas an excess of it can impede proper function. Hence, too much sugar in this period can play havoc with your Earth energy and contribute to digestive problems. As with everything, balance is the key.
Note that sweet taste does not equate to foods artificially sweetened by sugar. Foods that can positively influence your Earth element this Indian Summer are apple, banana, beet, pumpkin, and sunflower seads.