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Winter Qigong- Embrace the Yin

Winter Qigong- Embrace the Yin
According to The Five Element Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, winter is the extreme yin season. Each season has its unique set of qualities and attributes. Winter is associated with the internal organs; the kidneys, bladder, and adrenal glands. The colors are black/blue. The element is water. The sound is chui. Each organ holds emotions. The kidneys have the capacity to hold the spectrum of emotion. An imbalanced kidney or deficient kidney Qi holds fear, depression, paranoia. Balanced kidneys hold wisdom, awareness, and courage.
 
 
The practice of qigong in winter helps us fortify our will power and creativity so we can face our fears and raise our spirit.
 
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Stay Healthy As You Travel With Your Kids This Holiday

Stay Healthy As You Travel With Your Kids This Holiday
Whether you're traveling by car or by plane you have a lot to pack and prioritize when you travel as a family over the holidays.  There are lots of considerations that you need to keep track of and keeping your children healthy on the trip is a top priority.  It really takes the fun out of things if you are taking care of a sick child at a hotel or in the guest room of someone else's house, especially when you don't have your herbal remedies with you.    Continue reading