The book itself is beautiful and tells the story of a child exploring San Francisco.
In Chinese Medicine we have the theory of yin and yang. Yang and yin energy balance and complement each other. To have good health, yin and yang energy should be as balanced as possible. Yang energy is bright, loud and active. It is represented by the sun, daylight and summertime. Yin energy is dark, reflective, serene and restorative. It is represented by the moon, nighttime (rest) and winter (hibernation). As you can see very clearly, our society is in love with yang energy! We are busy all of the time--go, go, going! I always instruct my patients to bring more yin energy into their lives (and this is something I have to remind myself of as well). When we have too little yin time in our day we can experience symptoms such as anxiety, fatigue, digestive upset, insomnia and muscle soreness. It can lead to syndromes such as adrenal fatigue when we don't take time to slow down and quiet our minds.
Good activities to promote yin energy: restorative yoga, tai chi, reading a book for pleasure, taking a stroll just for fun (not necessarily exercise), coloring, watching a funny and uplifting movie, etc.
The enemies of yin energy are: multi-tasking, texting while trying to go to bed, trying to control others, etc.
So pick up this book and have some relaxing time!
Note: The book was provided to me for free from Blogging for Books.