When I began studying The Five Elements of Chinese Medicine one of the most fascinating parts for me and many of my Acupuncture colleagues was the idea that each person has a constitution.
While we are a complex mix of energies, cultural influences and sets of conditions based on our personal life circumstances, in this system each person has one Element that stands out.
The "element of primary influence" as I like to call it can be both the greatest strength and weakest link for you. While it is important to never reduce yourself or another into one particular personality type or constitution, I will say that knowing a little more about how the Five Elements work in human beings can dramatically change your relationships.
For me and many of the students who are working with me this year, learning the element of themselves, their partner, close friends and even their students has given them the opportunity to change their perspective and offered different ways to communicate and function harmoniously.
Recently I sat down to speak with my dear friend and the co-founder of Emergence Education (who happens to be my publisher) Jeff Carreira. We talked about the book and I shared some of the different constitutional personalities found in Elemental Yin Yang theory.
Today I share that interview with you.
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