THE WATER ELEMENT
THE FIFTH ELEMENT OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
The most yin element, water represents our feminine qualities and a downward, inward energy. Like a lake, the water element helps us return to peace and centre at the end of a cycle and symbolizes stillness and conservation.
Associated with the kidneys, the water element is linked with fear. As such, it is important that we cultivate courage to bring this element to balance. As the kidneys are the storehouse of our qi energy (life force), the water element can be seen as the very foundation of our health, with the ability to disrupt the balance of any organ system.
Relating to the season of winter, the water element helps us in the practice of patience and standing our ground. Soon we experience the advent of spring which is associated with the wood element, and the cycle begins again.
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