Stop for a moment and meditate on the passage of time, to feel time moving inside you, is to practice the value of the winter season' "Nei Jing", the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Chinese Medicine
Seasonal living shows us how to live in harmony with the natural cycles of our environment. The cold and darkness of winter urges us to slow down. This is the time of year to reflect on our health, replenish our energy, and conserve our strength. This is a good time a year to be more conscious about and take care of the kidney, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, ears, and hair.
In Chinese medicine the Kidney energy is the root of all energies. It is the energy of development, growth, structure and reproduction. The kidneys supply the energy for the bones and teeth, for the hair of the head, for healthy sexual function, for fertility, for the immune system, for the lungs, and for wisdom. And the Kidney energy is associated with the energies of the Water Element, which is dominant in winter.
Winter is upon us and we're all enjoying the nip in the air. It's the best season to enjoy an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables. This is the time of the year when market places are overflowing with fresh, appealing foods and because of the lower temperatures, appetites increase.
Following the philosophies of Ayurvedic, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western dietitians, it is indeed natural to look for a few new items on the winter menu.
It's very important to keep yourself warm in winter and it's really easy to do so. Just add these foods to your daily diet and you'll be able to enjoy the season to the fullest.
Winter food and winter eating
Categories, Season, Winter