We all have our unhealthy habits and patterns and to some extends we know the effect it may impact on our health but there is a tendency to easily drift back into it. Why?
Before I share the top-most secret with you, I want you to take a moment to think and write down:
What habit do you want to change? (eg. to avoid snacking)
When does this habit creep up on you the most (summer/winter)? (eg. anytime of the year when feeling stress, but mostly in autumn)
Where in your day does this habit come up? (eg. mid morning and late afternoon)
Who influences you that makes you fall into this habit? (eg. stress with work)
Why do you want to make a change? (eg. so I can lose weight)
If you’re interested in changing your unhealthy habit through Yoga and Chinese Medicine through working with the seasons, I will be launching an online self-mastery program soon. Sign up here to be the first to know more about it!
The basis of Chinese Medicine is to follow nature
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, our body is in a constant state of flux, balancing and re-balancing the internal environment with the external environment. It allows us to live in harmony with nature when our organs and elements are in a state of balance.
With the above example, autumn is a time of nourishment as the weather gets cool, there is a sense of craving for food and substance to fill us up. To break the unhealthy habit, we have to follow the nature of the autumn season.
Autumn is about eating food that is warm and moistening, focusing on whole grain and starchy vegetables. When you have sufficient balance in your main meals, snacking will eventually subside. Stress is a big factor for unintentional snacking and by taking time out during the autumn season, it allows you to be more introspective of what you need to let go of and to create time to nurture yourself. Upcoming Autumn Yoga Retreat 1- 3 March in the Mount Victoria
Autumn is related to the meridian organs of lung and large intestine, and by working with them (eg. yoga, acupuncture, acupressure), it helps to regulate the chi flow in these channels and balance the internal environment.
Any imbalance in the organs will create unhealthy habit pattern, so the solution is to follow nature rhythm which gives us insight into our tendencies and to allow us to change our habit patterns for good!
If you’re interested in changing your unhealthy habit through Yoga and Chinese Medicine through working with the seasons, I will be launching an online self-mastery program soon. Sign up by clicking here or the image below to be the first to know more about it!
Slow down and breathe,