Autumn is a season of change and transformation. As the leaves fall from the trees and temperatures cool, we feel a shift in energy. According to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), autumn is associated with the lungs and meridian. In this blog, I want to focus on the lung meridian and discover how we can support it during the fall.

Lung meridian

The lung meridian is an energy pathway that runs through the body and is connected to the function of the lungs. According to TCM, the lung meridian plays an important role in regulating breathing, balancing the emotions and strengthening the immune system. Therefore, supporting the lung meridian during the fall months can be crucial to promoting our health and well-being. In the image below, you can see where the lung meridian is located.

Breathe to support the lung meridian

One of the most effective ways to support the lung meridian is through breathing exercises. Our breathing is closely connected to the lungs and directly affects our nervous system and emotions. By doing deep breathing exercises, we can stimulate the lung meridian and help promote relaxation and balance.

Yin Yoga and Qigong

In addition to breathing exercises, certain postures in yin yoga and qigong can also help activate the lungmeridian. Poses that open the chest and increase breathing space. Like the Cobra pose and the stretching of the arms above the head, the energy flow in the lungmeridian can promote and remove any blockages. Poses such as the Anahata pose and Open Heart Butterfly can also contribute to more space in the lung meridians. The online yin & fascia therapy course includes exercises to create more breathing space.

Autumn nutrition

Eating foods that are good for the lungs is another way to support the lung meridian during the fall. According to Chinese nutrition, foods such as pears, apples, pumpkin and ginger are considered beneficial for strengthening lung energy. They help warm and nourish the lungs, which can be especially important in colder seasons.

Warm clothes

In addition, wearing warm clothing and avoiding cold drafts and humid environments can also be helpful in supporting the metal element and lungs. Protect yourself from the cold autumn air by wearing a scarf that covers your throat and chest. And avoid staying in damp conditions.

Connection with autumn and lung meridian

Being aware of our energetic connection to the seasons. And supporting the functioning of the lungmeridian can help maintain good health and balance during the fall. By paying attention to our breathing. Practicing appropriate movements and nourishing our body with proper nutrition. Can we take full advantage of this season’s energy?

So let autumn inspire you to get in touch with the energy of the lungmeridian. Focus on your breathing, embrace the change and let this transformative time of year help support your wellbeing and inner balance.

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