So yesterday I talked about resting in the dark months of the year, building & storing energy ready for the spring & summer. Its also important to have some exercise, to ensure a good balance in life. Today my toddler & me headed out into the cold & slightly damp air to get some fresh air. We managed a moderate amount of cardio-vascular exercise, too much takes away the energy we should be storing & growing.
It was pretty dull down here in Devon, dark clouds over Exeter & surroundings. Drizzle was in the air but luckily not too much of a wind. We were careful not to be out to long, stayed well wrapped up & listened to our bodies when we had done enough. We headed home to the warmth & snuggled with books to recoup any energies used.
Today was however pretty dark & dreary so we took the challenge to find colour in the dullness. Please excuse the poor photography (completely my fault) This is what we found….
Beautiful purple stems on this bare shrub
A couple of stray rosehips still about
We also saw a couple of signs that spring is not quite so far away
Sheep just been visited by a ram – pregnant maybe?!?!?
It cheered our spirits spotting small amounts of colour under the grey clouds & reminded me to make the most of small things. I also appreciated the reminder that taking a few deep breaths of fresh air can re-energize the body. I did a few stretches that support the lung & large intestine meridians & felt a good flow of energy fill my body. I feel lucky that I studied Shiatsu & 5 element diagnosis, it helps me keep perspective at times & helps me keep my health balanced.
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