This week is a wet and rainy June and on rainy days, people often come to my practice, shake out their umbrella, and say ‘what an awful day, it’s terrible out there’ It’s so easy to fall into that mentality on gloomy days. We’re wet and sometimes cold. People are often terrible drivers and are generally crankier, and their mood can be infectious.
If we start to think of rainy days as Yin days or those full of lots of the grounding Yin energy, they aren’t so bad. We need Yin to balance out our Yang. If we were all Yang, we’d burn up. Yang is warming, aggressive, and fast paced. Yin helps keep us grounded, calm, and stable. Yin is slow like molasses. Being more Yin helps us be more receptive in life. It allows us to be magnetic to draw in amazing people and experiences. We can replenish our Yin by being still embracing these Yin days.
Your mood can be lower on these rainy days, if you feel down during a downpour, it’s not your imagination, bad weather can indeed have a negative effect on your emotions. Try to engage in pleasurable activities that make you feel good, such as watching a cheerful movie, playing a game, doing arts and crafts or reading a book, take the time to do some quite Yin type quite pastimes.
At the end of each day, it can be helpful to write down three things that you are grateful for however small, looking at each day and its positives can give you some peace and stillness – Yin, however challenging this is it is worth giving it a go.
It’s true that rainy days often make one’s joint pain and anxiety worse. If this is the case we can treat this with traditional five element acupuncture so you too can enjoy the Yin days!
So next time the rain is ruining your mood, think Yin and don’t let your mind get in your way of having a day full of wonder., and come and have some traditional five element acupuncture with Hannah. Sea the rainbow through the rain and jump in a puddle like a child!
For More information and help,contact Hannah on;- https://www.southwellacupuncture.co.uk/contact/