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Posted September 28, 2023
The body clock and organ clock of Chinese medicine

Purpose overrules escape!

by Jost Sauer

I found myself googling beach shacks in north QLD yesterday, imagining a total opt-out, growing veggies, no power bills, no stress….like the good old days in the commune in Nimbin! I was fully into it, found the perfect place up near Airlie beach, and even told my wife (unimpressed!).

Then I turned the computer off and did my end of day ritual of chi practice & meditation, and everything changed. Along with chi flow and a nice calming wave of yin to balance out the yang of the day, came clarity, a restored big picture perspective and a reminder that purpose overrules escape.

We need yin to make sense of things, especially now. The stressor storm of rent rises, mega bills, financial stress, nutty leaders – keeps yang rising. You can’t relax, can’t sit back, can’t take your hands off the wheel, can’t sleep, can’t digest & then can’t take it anymore.

Worry rules, it causes chi stagnation in the lungs, it is suppression of the chest, so you can end up desperate to ‘escape’ but simultaneously unable to move. Chi stagnates in the liver (which wants to see us move) so it generates frustration. Getting some chi flow going will alleviate that frustration, add some breathing techniques to enhance lung function and you can control worry. Now more than ever we need these simple health tools to maintain independence.

The external world speaks untruths, because it’s not real, so avoiding entanglement with that is critical. Running away is not the solution, but an internal escape plan is! Regularly balance each day’s yang with yin for starters. You just need a clock for this. Do full-on yang stuff til lunchtime and then start winding down from early afternoon (you can see the full cycle details in my book Chi Health Cycle).

Kick-off each morning with chi and breath and movement. That’s the routine that lets me start out each day inspired to be in my beautiful clinic, to finishing my online course in how to use TCM to heal yourself, and to set new rainforest retreats.

We’ve all got something to offer to make a more wonderful home here for all of us.

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About Jost Sauer –
The Lifestyle Medicine Man

Jost Sauer is a healthy lifestyle expert. He is an author, acupuncturist, and has been a therapist since the 80s.

Jost Sauer is also an ex-addict, dealer and deserter turned addiction recovery trailblazer. He pioneered lifestyle medicine for addiction, kickstarted a recovery revolution with his groundbreaking new rehab program, and then adapted the program for everyone as the Chi Cycle lifestyle; a health-boosting, fat-burning feel-good day-plan.

Jost has treated thousands of people including celebrities, CEOs and athletes, using his unique combination of Chinese medicine, acupuncture, chi-activation,  motivational coaching and lifestyle. He offers individual sessions, training programs and retreats. Jost’s passion is to show everyone how to optimise their organ function, synch back in and reconnect to natural rhythms, and make every day medicinal and magical…

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