Fall- its that time of year when the warmth of the sun starts fading, the yang energy subsiding as the yin energy of darkness, cold, stillness, increases. There is a slowing down, an introspection as we draw inwards both physically and emotionally. In autumn we bid farewell to the abundance of summer and start preparing for the hibernation, or hunkering down, that is to come.
In Chinese Medicine, autumn is the season of the Metal element. Metal reflects our core issues, the most refined part of ourselves; an analogy is that of ore found deep within a mountain. The emotion connected with Metal is grief or sadness. The climate associated with metal is dry, while the sense organ and sense associated with it is the nose and smell. The organs connected with the Metal element are the Lungs and the Large Intestine, which reflect the nature of the season, the letting go.
Lungs and Large Intestine
The Lungs and the Large Intestine are both organs of...