Support yourself through the Seasons With the Five Elements: Late Summer with Amy Daws
Five Element Theory is one of the foundational theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This theory states that the five elements of nature (Fire, Earth, Metal, Wood and Water) organize and create cycles of change in the external world as well as the internal world (our bodies). Each season of the year corresponds to a specific element as well as other categories in the natural world (sounds, tastes, smells, areas of the body,etc). Balance in the elements reflects balance internally and externally Each workshop in this series will highlight the element that corresponds to that season and ways that you can support it in your daily life according to Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Five Element Therapy. This may include:
- Functions of the Element
- Signs and symptoms of balance/imbalance in that element
- Suggestions and self care tips, such as foods to eat, activities, daily practices
- Acupressure points
- Short meditation or movement practice
Saturday, September 16th
Learn ways to feel grounded, abundant and nourished as the summer winds down. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Late Summer Season is connected to the Earth Element, the element most closely linked to digestion and assimilation of food and experiences. This is a great time of the year to begin the process of gathering in and to focus on nurturing and grounding for the cooler months.
About the Instructor
As a bodyworker trained in Therapeutic Massage and Shiatsu, sessions with Amy focus on addressing your immediate concerns as well as the root cause. She takes the time to listen to your concerns and all aspects of your health. Her work is gentle, but deep to unwind patterns that have been held in the body. Sessions together may include assisted stretching, self-care suggestions and aromatherapy. Her work in conjunction with increased body awareness will give you the tools to curb off future pain and stress.