FIVE ELEMENT THEORY OVERVIEW
Ch段 is the Life Force that is vital to everything - planets, sun, wind, elements, plants, animals and humans. When chi is flowing smoothly, there is balance, harmony and health. Yin/Yang, Five Elements, Seasons and Colors are descriptions of Ch段 Energy as it moves through cycles. Meridians are the pathways through which the Ch段 flows. The Bodymindspirit awareness knows the unity of human systems. For example, liver and skin are not separate from emotions.
Yin & Yang
Yin is related to the front of the body, feminine, nurturing, soft, moist and night. Meridians are deeper in the body. Yin meridians flow from the Earth to the Sky/Heavens. Yang is related to the back and sides of the body, masculine, protective, hard, dry and day. The meridians are more superficial. Yang meridians flow from the Sky/Heavens to the Earth.
Chi flows through the meridian pathways that are located in the etheric energy field, inside and just outside of the physical body. The points on these meridians connect with higher frequency Ch段 energies. When a point is blocked, the flow within the meridian is interrupted and access to the higher energies is cut off. This creates physical, emotional and psychological symptoms. In utero these pathways inform the development of the fetus痴 organs and systems.
Elements, Season, Colors,
Wood Element: Spring
The wood element helps us make plans and put them into action. It filters toxins out of our digestive systems. The related emotion is anger.
Meridians: Liver, Gallbladder.
Fire Element: Summer
People with out of balance fire systems may be emotionally and physically cold or overheated, distant or trying too hard to prove themselves. People with balanced fire systems live life with zest full of creativity, are warm and nurturing to self and others, are open to new ideas and experiences, have clear personal and sexual boundaries, and are open-hearted with healthy relationships.
Meridians: Heart, Small Intestine, Pericardium?, Triple Burner.
Earth Element: Autumn
The earth element relates to fertility digestive issues, emotional instability and a difficult time being embodied. Repetitive thinking, worrying or obsessing is a characteristic of earth element. The emotion is trust.
Meridians: Spleen, Stomach.
Metal Element (Air): Fall
The metal element rules the peripheral nervous system, communication between bodily systems, structure and strength on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. These meridians take in spiritual energies and oxygen and excrete out carbon dioxide and other waste. The associated emotion is grief. Meridians: Lung, Large Intestine.
Water Element: Winter
Water element rules the lymph and immune systems, bones, central nervous system and the adrenal glands. An imbalanced water system contributes to lack of flow in thoughts and feelings. It is associated with the subconscious mind, the emotion of fear, personal and family lineage trauma. Meridians: Kidney, Bladder.
There are eight Extraordinary Meridians. The 2 most common are the Du & Ren Meridians. The Du meridian (AKA Governing Vessel) controls all of the yang meridians and is the reservoir of yang energy. The Ren (AKA Conception Vessel) monitors and directs the yin meridians and is the reservoir of yin energy. Together they supply and circulate ch段 in the body, and support core strength and balance. There is no specific season for the Du and Ren Meridians. They relate to the whole year.
The interplay within and between these meridians is the underlying support for a healthy body eco-system.
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