Allowing our bodies to awaken naturally, giving all systems a chance to switch on and clear out, will greatly enhance our state of well-living. Being mindful of the rising of Yang Qi with the dawn, the optimal time to awaken and arise is also with the sun.
This, of course, is difficult if we choose to follow a path of wilful disregard for the natural cycle, staying active into the regenerative phase of night. Being asleep by 9pm would make a huge difference to all metabolic problems, and almost guarantee a healthy body, AS LONG AS a very small meal was consumed, not a late, large one before retiring.
You can see that morning is both the time of maximum Yang/metabolic /digestive vigour, and also when the stomach and spleen/pancreas energy is at its peak.
Before this, is the colon time; awakening,
stretching (watch any baby or a cat/dog on opening their eyes)
having a good bowel clean out
is what nature intended.
Eating a small, nutritious and easily digested meal early in the evening allows the sleep cycle to regenerate inner energy, hence Jing storage, thus assisting continued good health.
1 — Stretch luxuriously; allow your consciousness to fully return here.
2 — Whilst lying in bed, perform abdominal self-massage to help heal the inner organs, ensuring they can properly support you. The time invested daily, initially for a month, will create a supple and healthy abdomen that will reward you with regular, easy bowel movements, a healthy appetite and more abundant energy
Please be gentle with yourself.
Always with warm hands . . .
Superficial and shallow to start with is best
Allow the work you are doing on your Stuck Liver Qi to really make changes within.
3 — Drink half a glass of warm water with half a lemon squeezed into it, to help the liver to wake up, and thus activate your colon – a good pooh first thing is desirable – if this is not happening it is a good indication that more belly work is needed.
Also more water drunk, more fats consumed, more attention to fibre (9 cups of coloured veggies daily).
4 — Use a dry skin brush to assist the skin in its elimination of toxins from the inside out, and to awaken the senses.
Your skin is a living vital organ, with many vital functions. From the acupuncture framework it is seen as an extension of the Lung energy. When our Lung Qi is healthy, our skin is soft, supple and lustrous. The Lung Qi is also in charge of our defensive energy (Wei Qi). This Wei Qi, governed by the Lung Qi, controls the normal opening and closing of skin pores, in response to body and external temperature changes. Ensuring the health of the skin layer thus assists our protective (Wei) Qi.
Skin is nourished by the Blood energy: all is interrelated.
Approximately one third of all body impurities are excreted through the skin. Daily, almost half a kilo of waste products is discharged this way. Taking a spa, creating sweating and brushing your skin will all assist in ridding yourself of toxins.
An inexpensive, natural plant fibre mitt or skin brush (often found with a long wooden handle) works best. Try to avoid nylon or synthetic bristles, which are too sharp and damage the skin. This feels utterly amazing — and is very easy to do. Quite addictive
- Starting with the soles of your feet, brush vigorously, using circular motions and gradually work up the body, massaging all of it with the bristles.
- On the more sensitive areas of the face, inner thighs, abdomen and breasts, apply less pressure.
- Brush until your skin feels warm and glowing, which usually takes five to ten minutes.
- Finish with a shower to wash away all dead skin particles.
Benefits of regular dry skin brushing
- Removes the dead layers of skin and other impurities, keeping the pores open.
- Stimulates and increases blood circulation and all underlying tissues.
- Revitalises and increases the skin’s eliminative capacity.
- Has a powerful rejuvenating influence on the nervous system by stimulating the skin’s nerve endings.
- Contributes to healthier muscle tone and better fat distribution (especially good for cellulite).
- Rejuvenates the complexion and strongly enhances the circulation of the Wei Qi to and on the surface of the body.
5 — Do ten ‘Salutes to the Sun’, (Yoga poses) remembering to slowly breathe in on the stretching up and expanding movements.
Watch here if you have not encountered this before.
6 — Go for an enjoyable walk or perform another exercise — preferably outside.
7 — Do a guided meditation, lasting twenty to thirty minutes.
Enjoy being you
8 – Eating a nourishing break-your-fast
Fat and protein needed to start the day – as this is a main meal – not a filler.
When you eat according to the body clock – see the Chinese clock above – a small meal at night – the largest in the middle of the day – and a decent showing for breakfast – not cold, not raw, not sweet, – what about eggs and veggies with plenty of fat thrown in? I know this is on a breastfeeding site of mine – but making a baby or remaking yourself – it is all the same . .
Food is life.
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