Autumn Newsletter 2018
Autumn is the season in which you can often feel a little depressed, lethargic, and indecisive.
The ancient Chinese discovered that autumn relates to the lungs and large intestine.
You can regulate the intestines, tone the lungs, cleanse the blood, and increase stamina by emphasising the following foods in your diet during the season:
As the lungs and large intestine are nourished, you’ll notice that your thinking becomes clearer, you’ll have more energy and feel more optimistic as well as more connected to life and people.
With the seasonal change from late summer to autumn, we tend towards heartier and richer dishes.
A little more sea salt and oil, which warms the body, is used, along with fewer raw foods. Salads are lightly boiled, and vegetables are cut into larger chunks for longer cooking.
Rice, which is harvested around this time, is the most suitable grain.
Stews, deep-fried vegetables, soups, and longer sauteeing dishes are all ideal ways to get in tune with the season.
Shiatsu Point Therapy for Asthma
In the ancient 5-Element theory, Autumn relates to the Metal element which includes the Large Intestine and Lungs meridians.
When the Lung Meridian is functioning well, we feel more optimistic, joyful and trusting in ourselves and others.
Lung Meridian Point 2 – LU 2 is located in the depression below outer extremity of clavicle.
Lung Meridian Point 1 – LU 1 is located 3 finger-widths below LU 2.
Shiatsu Point Therapy
Using the thumb or finger apply pressure until you feel the soreness in the point.
The above technique is for symptomatic relief only If symptoms persist please consult a qualified shiatsu therapist for a full treatment.
Millet & Mashed Potato Pancakes
Yoga Pose for Autumn – Twist PoseForward Bend Pose
This pose strengthens the back and spine, massages and realigns the internal organs.
(For people with neck problems, the head can stay still without turning to the side.)
Bach Flower Remedy – Centaury
Centaury is for people who find it difficult to say ‘no’ to others.
They are kind, gentle souls who like to help but can
Taking the Centaury remedy supports the development of courage and self-determination.
It enables a person to draw a line in the sand and make space where we they can be themselves. In doing this they find that it’s OK to say “yes” to oneself and “no” to others without feeling guilty.
pic reproduced with permission of The Bach Centre – www.bachcentre.com
Large Intestine Meridian Meditation
A short 6-minute guided meditation for letting go of whatever you’re holding on to or is holding you back.
Aromatherapy Essential Oils – Lemon
Essential Oils Application
Bath: Use 10-15 drops in a tub of water and soak in it for 15 minutes.
Massage: Blend between 1% and 3% of essential oil with a carrier oil of your choice such as jojoba, almond, peach, apricot, soyabean, sesame, or vegetable oils.
do not apply
Inhalation: Place a few drops of essential oil in an oil burner or small bowl of boiling water to freshen the air and create a special atmosphere.
Compress: Add 5 drops of essential oil to 200 mls of warm water. Place cloth in the water then wring out and lay over affected area for a few minutes.