Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Autumn the Season of Metal


By: William A Rogers

When you enter the meditation and training room at the Harlem Ki Energy Center, you will see a circular symbol which represents the five elements Fire, Water, Wood, Earth and Metal.  This symbol is called the Symbol of Truth by many Taoist because the five elements are considered to be the true foundations of life. Autumn is the season of the element of metal. Each of the five elements has a relationship with the universes and the human body.

The Yin/Yang organs that correspond to the element of Metal are the Lungs (Yin) and the Large Intestine (Yang). It is very important to develop a detoxification strategy in autumn, to prepare for the coming winter. More people die from colon cancer and lung cancer than any other cancer related disease. Special attention should always be given to the care of the lungs and large intestine in the autumn.

The large intestine is the last part of the digestive system in humans and all vertebrate animals. Its function is to absorb water from the remaining indigestible food matter and then pass useless waste material from the body. The large intestine consists of the cecum, colon, rectum and anal canal.

The lungs mix blood with oxygen, and expel used air, carbon dioxide, and other toxins. The lungs control skin and sweat. The following are recommended ways to detoxify the large intestine and the lungs.

Ki Energy treatments always start with detoxifying pressure to vital organs located in the abdominal area and the four lung detox points; a very good reason to have Ki treatments especially in the autumn. If you are not able to schedule an appointment for a Ki Energy treatment at our Harlem wellness center, Taoist master Mantak Chia gives instructions on how to do it yourself in his book Chi Nei Tsang: Internal Organs Chi Massage.

Pure organic Korean Panax ginseng , which is considered the best ginseng in the world has been used as a natural detoxing herb for centuries. This pure form of ginseng was introduced to America only few years ago and can be ordered at the Harlem Ki center, send an email to onuwon@gmail.com for additional information.

If you would like to learn more about detox strategies call the Harlem Taoist Ki Energy Center 646 329-6727 and schedule an appointment or visit my blog at www.theartofwarogers.info   I will also show you special breathing exercises to address the lungs during this autumn season of metal, during my fall meditation, sound vibration and movement Ki training class on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.


If you are interested in attending the Wednesday class call 646 329 6727 to get additional information. Friday September 22nd is the first day of autumn, a perfect time to start KI training and treatments to prepare the body for the cold winter months. 

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