Dear friends,

The leaves are beginning to turn, losing their green sheen, and revealing their inner shine.

Nature is contracting, it's energy moving downwards and inward all around us.

And as it moves around us, so too it moves in us, as we gather our energies,
and our lessons of the year, and begin to prepare for the colder months ahead.

It's the season to connect with the lungs, and the large intestine.

It is important to breathe deeply, connect with our sense of smell, which triggers our deepest, and at times,
ancient memories. It's a good time to reflect on what we're holding onto and how easily, or hard, it is for
us to let go.

We can get a sense of the health of our lungs by many things, including our overall vitality,
the condition of our skin, and how qi (energy) moves in the body.

Weak lung qi (energy) can lead to a weakened immunity which can contribute to frequent colds,
heat in the lungs, stagnant, and excessive mucous, and an overall lethargy.

Pungent foods are good lung allies. Horseradish, Daikon radish, turnip, ginger, garlic, onions, yams, cabbage,
elecampagne root, and licorice root are all good additions to the diet.

It's a time of the harvest. A good time to work with the root causes of many of the body's imbalances.

Warm Up with Shiatsu Special:

90 minute Shiatsu - $75 (normally $95)

good from 10/1 - 10/15

You can sign up with me, or online at Home Page

in health,

David Miller
Southside Shiatsu
612 245-9834