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Tracey Hnat Artworks
Some of you might have noticed the awesome artwork that has been up around the office! The artist is Tracey Hnat and has been a good friend of mine for years. Being a small business owner it is extremely important for me to support other local businesses and artists! Tracey does paintings, ceramics and commission pieces. She incorporates many different mediums to create texture and depth to her work. Check out her facebook page to see more of her work at Tracey Hnat Artwork. All of the paintings at the office are for sale! She is also an amazing yoga instructor and teaches at Dance Trance 235 5th ave in Indialantic. As well as the Harris Center. Go check out one (or many) of her yoga classes, your body, mind, spirit will thank you! For her weekly schedule and time, see her facebook page at Yoga with Tracey Hnat.
It’s that time of year when the air gets a little more crisp and the nights start to cool down and everyone gears up for seasonal festivities. For most people this can be their favorite time of year but for some it can be an emotional roller coaster.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are five major organ systems, each of which is connected to an emotion, element and season. During that season, the corresponding organ is at its most vulnerable and the emotion tends to show up more prominently.
Fall is the Lung organ system. The emotion associated with Lung is grief or sadness. There is a heightened sense of emotion this time of year as we perform the act of letting go and receiving. We are saying goodbye to summer and preparing for the reflective time that is to come. The Metal element (Lung) connects us with the ability to let go of the past and create space for the new. It is common for people to be more susceptible to colds and allergies in the cooler days of Fall. The pollens and mold in the air, as well as the cold winds can stress our immune system. The dry weather can cause skin irritations, itchy throat, dry nose and hair loss. It’s important to promote the production of body fluids and stay hydrated.
The Large Intestine is Lungs paired organ system and is responsible for separating harmless and harmful elements, and it differentiates between the nutrients the body needs and those it must eliminate. Dry stools and other digestive issues can be more prominent this time of year. Both systems can be thought of as organs of elimination.The Large Intestines eliminate digestive waste and the Lungs eliminate respiratory waste. This is a good time to support the immune system with acupuncture, diet, herbs and supplements.
Dietary Recommendations for the Fall Foods that support the Lungs and Large Intestines include white foods such as pears (baked with cinnamon is best), apples, radishes, daikon radish, cauliflower, cabbage as well as seasonal root vegetable such as pumpkin, carrots, sweet potatoes, beets and the like. Moderate amounts of pungent foods like garlic, onions and ginger can be beneficial to the lungs. However, avoid eating excess cold and raw foods, as well as dairy. They can cause disharmony in the digestive system and create dampness or phlegm which is produced in the spleen and stored by the Lungs.
Staying Healthy During Fall
Use a Netti Pot. The nose is the opening to the Lungs. You can keep your sinuses clean by mixing sea salt and filtered water to help rid the nose of excess mucus.
Be organized. Focus on what you have accomplished rather than worrying about all the work that remains to be done. Making a list is a great tool for clearing away clutter. When you make daily to-do lists don’t expect to cross off every item by the end of the day. Congratulate yourself on what you accomplished that day.
Practice Letting Go. Autumn is the season to unburden ourselves of old hurts and resentments. A good exercise is to write down the resentments we feel lingering from the year. Write each incident on a separate piece of paper. Realize that each of these pieces of paper weighs you down, and that the old resentments prevent the new from coming in. Then, tear up the papers and throw them away.
Meditation and Focus on Your Breath. Take a few moments to do NOTHING. I find that short guided meditations work best. Use it in the morning or evening just before getting in/out of bed. Breathing will strengthen the Lungs, increase energy and still the mind. A simple exercise is to breathe in for 4 seconds and breathe out for 7 seconds.
Drink Plenty of Water. As autumn is associated with dryness, it is very important to hydrate by drinking filtered water throughout the day. Water also bulks the foods in our Large Intestine and promotes bowel movements.