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Today I would like to talk about Medicinal Nutrition using Yin “cooling foods” a Chinese food method, Yin in the lower back, and demonstrate yoga poses that help benefit. One belief system of Chinese Medicine and the Tao is that there is a balance of energy in the universe, body of self, and it is that certain foods have a "hot" or heat inducing quality while others have a "cold" or chilling effect on the body. This does affect one’s organs or "energy" levels. A healthy person should have a balance of Yang and Yin foods, as well as neutral foods. The idea being that an imbalance of natural "heat/yang” and "cold/yin" in a one’s body can cause disease or be a weak immune body. Although, in this belief system, it does not necessarily mean one's internal "heat" or "cold" balance is directly related to being physically hot such as sweating or even cold such as getting the “chills” or Goose bumps”. If you were “under the weather” and possibly ill or felt as about to get a cold, you would not want to eat any "yin" foods such as a lemon, melon or cucumber. If you were running "hot" or had inflamed disease, like Eczema, then you do not want to eat "yang" foods such as garlic, onions, or chocolate. This leaves the "yang" energy to be increased and the disease is worsened. Indeed, it is thought by some that these "hot" or "cold" properties of foods are so intense that merely the eating of too many of one or another can actually cause diseases, inflammation, laziness, and lower back pain. For example, ever eat to much shell fish and wind up with a rash? Imagine that time you were eating too many slice’s of that water melon on a hot summer’s day. Too much yin food can lead to stomach pain or diarrhea. It’s quite wonderful to have the perspective and below I am introducing a list of foods for the vital energy flow and some yoga pose to help benefit that lower back. Be good to yourself and listen.
Yin Yoga demonstration by Esther Ekhart
Yin yoga is a beautiful practice that involves holding poses for several minutes at a time to gently stress the connective tissue, ligaments, and fascia. This creates, facilitates, and maintains range of motion in the joints, especially the back, lower back, groin, and hips. It is a wonderful complement to "yang" exercises such as my favorite Asthanga yoga, and also Vinyasa or Hatha yoga. Also to include “yang” generators, weight training, cardio, and great sex! These strengthen muscles to stabilize the joints. It also works under the same principles of acupuncture by stimulating various energy lines in the body.
Child's Pose, knees wide arms overhead, Rabbit, Butterfly, Dragonfly, Caterpillar, Sleeping Swan and Swan , Locust, Sphinx/Seal, ½ Saddle (Saddle with one leg straight), Saddle, Savasana
Yin foods that cool the body.
Yin foods that cool the body. Yin foods are cooling, calming, and nourishing. Yin foods are recommended for Yin deficient and Yang excess imbalance. Avoid some strongly yin foods, such as sugars, alcohol, and coffee. During the day and depending on season, when the temperature outside is more yang (hot) or verse yin (cool), you want to eat more yin (cooling foods) or yah (heating foods). Create an internal harmonious atmosphere with the immune body. Your mid-day meal, or lunch, should consist of salads and fruits on a hot day. Remember ending consumption of fruits before 2pm. Unless you are rather close to the equator. Bon Appétit!
Yin foods (cool):
alfalfa sprouts, apple, apricot, Asian pear, asparagus, bamboo, bamboo shoots, barley, pearl, bok choy, broccoli, burdock root (gobo), carrot, cauliflower, celery, Chinese cabbage, cucumber, daikon radish, dandelion root, dandelion greens, eggplant, endive, lotus root, millet, pearl barley, potato, pumpkin, Romaine lettuce, soy bean sprouts, spinach, squash, turnip, watercress, wheat(please don’t),zucchini
yin meats (not recommended): chicken eggs, clam, crab, pork,
Strongly yin foods:
alcohol, beer, ale, coffee, refined sugars (not recommended). banana, cantaloupe, Chinese cucumber, seaweed, tea, water chestnut.
Preferably I would consume fermented seaweed since it is highest of yin while it allows you protection from the Fukishima fallout. It’s the only thing that can help with that. So two birds one stone.
My name is Jeremiah Shattuck. I'm a Conscious Life-Force Raw Food Alchemist. I am a recovering Iraqi Freedom Combat Veteran who was expose to biological weapons that impaired my life and led me onto the path of healing and transformation. Through raw foods, detoxifying, and educating myself in many modalities, I have been able to improve my immune system and strength myself to live a healthier and positive life. After years of research and study in alternative therapies including diet,
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