Happy Year of the Rooster to you all! January 28th marked the start of the two week celebrations for Chinese New Year.
Last year we discussed the importance of building up your immunity and Qi when Autumn begins and Summer wains (you can read more on that here.) In Chinese philosophy we are also affected by seasonal change emotionally; a deeper understanding of this can help us live more harmoniously with the seasons.
Thursday February 19th 2015 marks the beginning of the new year in Chinese astrology, the Year of the Wooden Sheep. You may also hear 2015 referred to as the year of the ram or goat as the Chinese translation “yáng” is the same for all these animals.
Spring – Time for Renewal According to the philosophy of Chinese medicine we are all part of the makeup of the natural universe, intricately connected to the flux of the season. Whilst winter was a time to conserve energy and rest, spring is a time of sudden growth and regeneration.
Daoism is a philosophical, ethical and religious tradition of China. It permeates every way of Chinese life, including it’s traditional medicine.