As we begin to see plants growing and leaves emerging from trees, remember that your own body is also going through a transformation. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the body is an ecological system which goes through natural cycles and is affected by nature’s cycles.
During the winter, the body condenses and slows. In order to emerge from this semi-hybernation we need to “clear the channels” of energy. This can be done through chi-gung exercises such as “zookinesis age reversal exercises” or massage such as “Tai-chi massage”. These healing methods “wake up” all the parts of the body, strengthen them, allow blood, lymph and intercellular fluids to flow more easily and gear up the body for a higher level of efficiency.
Going directly from winter to spring without preparing your body can lead to becoming overwhelmed as the energy of nature becomes magnified. This energy penetrates and connects to your body. If your body gears up for this change, it can ulitize that energy for healing and for everyday activities.
This was the secret of longevity found in ancient Chinese healing texts. If you understand how nature works and live your life accordingly, then you will always be healthy. So do your zookinesis or other chi-gung, practice your Tai-chi forms and/or get a good Tai-chi massage. This may be the best spring you ever had!