Each of our essential organs is maintained by ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ energy, with some having clear-cut characteristics; for example, the heart tends to be ‘hot’, whereas the kidneys and liver are ‘cold’. Consider the ailments below:
Too hot? ‘Hot’ individuals tend to be prone to high blood pressure and heart problems. Breathing problems such as asthma can also be a characteristic of hot people, as can skin conditions, migraine, insomnia and tension headaches. Get the balance Focus on maintaining your general health through exercises that relax the body and lengthen the breath, such as yoga or tai chi. Try also massages with virgin coconut oil for skin benefits.
Too cold? ‘Cold’ individuals tend to have poor circulation (always feeling cold), IBS or constipation and weight problems. Fatigue can also be common, including the condition ME. Get the balance Try cardiovascular exercise, such as brisk walking, swimming or jogging, to boost your circulation and give you a feel good endorphin rush to improve your energy.
Ever notice how someone quiet and laidback is seen as ‘cool, calm and collected’, whereas someone who tends to fly off the handle is ‘hot-headed’? This draws a useful parallel with the way ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ energy relates to a person which are you?
Too hot? ‘Hot’ characters are more prone to mood swings, particularly flying into bouts of anger. They may find that they always feel the need to ‘cool off’, often feeling better when they have a moment alone to breathe. Get the balance If you are feeling hot-headed, try to take a moment to yourself; consider going for a walk alone or taking a relaxing bath to allow yourself some peace.
Too cold? Someone who is prone to feeling depressed, listless or fatigued could be experiencing too much ‘cold’ energy. They may not show much emotion, and feel a lack of motivation to socialise.
Get the balance If you’re prone to cold symptoms, try motivating yourself by creating a playlist of high-energy or uplifting songs, or calling a friend or relative who makes you laugh to stimulate your mind.