Balancing Winter Energetics

Balancing Winter Energetics

What are Energetics? A compilation of elements.

Energetics refer to the elemental presentation of a season, a human body, a plant, and places on earth.

Energetics are used to describe plants and disorders in Ayurvedic medicine with doshas - or body types, and in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as yin or yang, or five-element theory.

Energetics, in this case, are not spiritual ideas or auras, but a language to describe the expression of the quality of place, space, or organism.

In Western Herbal Energetics we use qualities such as hot, cold, wet, dry, tense, lax.

Here’s an example:

Antarctica is considered cold and dry. It's cold based on wind and lack of warmth. It's dry because ice is considered dry when no longer in liquid form.

Another example:

When someone has a flu, we consider these energetics: A fever is hot and a runny nose is moist. In order to balance these hot, moist symptoms, we would give cooling, drying herbs. 

Are you starting to get it? The more you practice, the clearer it becomes, so let’s dive deeper into the energetics of Winter!

The energetics of winter are cold, dry, and/or wet.

Based on your location, and if you spend a lot of time indoors with a heater (making the air very dry), you will experience different aspects of the elements (therefore wet and/or dry).

To balance the energetics of winter, out the winter are warming, moistening/drying, and nourishing foods and herbs.

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