October, Yin and Yang, and the Cell.

In a couple of weeks time, many Canadians will be sitting down to a feast of luscious fall bounty; a meal celebrating the succulent taste of vegetables in their prime. Then, a couple of weeks later, they'll chow down on oodles of sweet, sour, and chocolate-covered treats. 'Tis a weird month...

This evening I had the pleasure of eating some ripe autumn veg. I baked cubed sweet potatoes and acorn squash in some oil and sea salt. Delish.

A lesson from my Traditional Chinese Medicine class:

Yin and Yang

Yin and yang are ways of describing components of the human body. Yin and yang are never equal in composition, they are dynamic (yin is always turning into yang, and vise versa), too much yin will affect yang, without yin you can't have yang, yin opposes yang. I will explain more about yin and yang when I have a better grasp on them. But in the meantime, here is one example of yin and yang in the body: yin organs are hollow and make things (e.g. blood), while yang organs are hollow and process things (e.g. the gastrointestinal tract).

I was shown this in a class recently and thought I would share it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3Sx-Rj8oV4

It is a beautiful video that shows just how complicated our teeny-tiny cells are. The images in the video are excellent visualizations of what is actually happening in all trillion of our cells!

1 comment:

  1. Those little feet carrying the big blue ball was amazing!!

    Ok,ok..... so we aren't science students.....still pretty amazing that this is going on inside our cells.

    PJ & M


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