Emotions: Confidence and Courage
We're approaching the time of year which is represented by Water Energy. This is a floating and expanding energy that is associated with night, winter and the potential of new life in the dark ground under the snow. Our kidneys, which help the body maintain balance by regulating our pH and filtering waste out of our blood, belong to Water Energy...the most Yin of the Five Energies...also known as the Five Transformations.
Our kidneys are sensitive to our intake of fluid and salt and work to balance them. Excess salt intake is reflected in our faces as dark circles under our eyes, while excess water shows up as bags under our eyes.
When our kidneys are out of balance, we tend to drift to feelings of fear and hopelessness. But when the kidneys are in good health, we experience a strong sense of confidence and courage