When people think of flexibility, many conjure up the image of themselves bending over, touching (or not touching) their toes. We do tend to think of flexibility as a physical attribute. Flexibility, however, refers to the ability and willingness to change, whether this means in space (physically), in thought or any other way. It questions how locked we are in a certain position.
Flexibility, as defined by the Oxford Dictionaries, means the following:
1. The quality of bending easily without breaking
2. The ability to be easily modified
3. Willingness to change or compromise.
Flexibility is one of the keys to a life of happiness.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind
Bending with the wind does not suggest conforming without thought and losing your individuality. But sometimes going with the flow, and learning that our beliefs may actually be limiting us from going further and deeper in life, and for us to receive.
The season of fall is about flexibility. And I wonder if it is Mother Nature’s joke or reminder that this is so important that she made this season one of the longest! When the meridians of the Lungs/Colon Meridian family are out of balance, we skew to either side of being someone who is organized, inspired, confident, and relaxed. This could mean someone is either overly and obsessively organized (a diehard perfectionist) or an absent-minded, fumbling muddle. Extremes perhaps, but such imbalances can make these places our homes. And when we are physically stiff, we are often in pain and can easily injure ourselves in sport or simply just reaching over for that print off the printer.
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This article is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace medical advice or treatment.
About the Author
Alexsandra Shih-Pajares is a writer, self-care coach, and holistic health practitioner who incorporates Jin Shin Jyutsu, HeartMath, Human Design, and Nutripuncture in her work. She also offers Quantum Biofeeback sessions for personal development. You can find her writing on What Therapy, a wellness portal she helms along with her own practice at www.SandraShih.ca. Alex offers courses, workshops, and online sessions to share tools and techniques for you to build your own practice to shed the old and live as who you truly are.