I am not sure if it is because the year is winding down or my age, but I could use some more Jing. When I say more, I mean boatloads of it! As I am writing this the scene from Oliver Twist comes to mind when he is asking for more food.
As we all know this is not the original script, but this is exactly how I am feeling. Jing or essence is what we inherit from our parents, and is considered one of the three treasures. There is not a concrete definition; it is believed that it determines our physical well-being and energy level throughout life. Our Jing or essence is composed of two parts Yin and Yang. The Yin portion of our Jing cannot be replenished but thankfully the Yang portion can.
Qigong can help replenish our Jing. There is a great video on YouTube (see the link below). Yes, it is in Chinese, but I think that is the beauty of the exercise. It details how to pronounce the six healing sounds correctly. I first practiced this with my teacher and when I finish, I feel rejuvenated. 六字訣 Liuzijue Qigong (Six Healing Sounds) Acupuncture Moxibustion.
Another way to fortify our souls or Jing is Chinese herbs. There are many formulas but based on our individual symptoms. I usually feel drained, experience loss of appetite, find myself ruminating (about exams), and cannot fall asleep. I prefer the granules and will get a refill after my acupuncture treatment this week. Hopefully, I can overcome this feeling of exhaustion and finish the trimester strongly: mentally, physically and spiritually.
What are some ways you rejuvenate? Do you realize when your body isn’t responding the way it used to? What are your go to healing modalities? Please share; I look forward to learning and implementing as well.