Simple yet effective, the practices in this book will help you get your energies humming. Beginning with a clear explanation of the fundamental concepts of Chinese medicine, the book presents simple meditations and traditional physical exercises based on this theory. Regularly practicing these exercises will lead you into greater awareness of your body, and gradually restore your health from the inside out. The Five Element Questionnaire will help you know your personal Element type so you can target your exercise program to your own needs.
The Author, Chris Shelton, is dedicated to improving the consciousness of ALL people. His motto “If I can do it. YOU can too! Chris Shelton has dedicated his life to boosting health, happiness, and healing-transformations. Over 30 years ago Qigong, an ancient holistic health modality that combines traditional Chinese medicine with movement, breath and visualization, saved his life.
Chris’ belief in the healing powers of Qigong is rooted in first-hand experience. As a teenager he suffered from a devastating back injury that left him in constant pain and nearly crippled. In a 10 year period he went from not being able to walk to a martial-arts champion to a renown healer. Chris attributes his full recovery to Qigong, a holistic approach perfect for people who want non-invasive, affordable and empowering healthcare. He’s helped thousands of people across the United States and around the world reclaim their health and enjoy lives free from chronic pain.
Chris has worked with Special Olympics teams, professional athletes, and celebrities looking for deeper meaning in their lives. Chris’ work has appeared in newspapers and magazines and been featured on radio and television. He is founder of Morning Crane Healing Arts Center in San Jose and Los Angles, California, and the author of Qigong for Self-Refinement.
Five Elements Personality Types
Hello welcome, my name is Chris Shelton, today, what we’re talking about the Five Element personality typologies, and what does that look like and what’s important.
Now The Five Element personality typology is when we’re talking about according to Chinese medicine, is different than talking about the enneagram because, yes, we are looking at the personality of the person, but it’s more important the deviation from your typology, it starts to indicate disease.
Wood Type People
So, for example, of the five elements like I’m a wood type, for example, when I’m in the flow, then I should be very creative expressive. I’m very driven I like to make creative positive changes in the world when I’m out of balance, and I contend to be controlling, maybe suffer from depression, have problems with digestion problems with the ligaments tendons.
Fire Type People
If you’re, a fire-type, when they’re in the flow, then they are very passionate people that they are the light of the party they express themselves with love and affection and warmth. When they’re out of balance, then they tend to be manic. They tend to lack boundaries, they’re enthusiastic.
So you know when we look at these different typologies. It’s when we’re out of balance. That starts to indicate disease.
Earth Type People
If you’re at earth type well, earth people are very grounded people. You’re somebody that can see both sides of the story. When you’re trying to negotiate a deal or something tend to be very grounded when you’re in the flow. When you’re out of the flow, then you tend to worry too much, have problems of digestion, suffer from overweight or underweight conditions and tend to worry and be anxious and can also be very stubborn as well too.
Metal Type Person
If you’re a metal type, then you’re about the presentation, how things look you like the finer things in life? You’re, very expressive. You also like to get things done, so you’re, very task orientated. When you’re out of balance, then you tend to be very quiet, self-Critical, very critical of other people, cynical, have problems with your lungs, problems with respiration
Water Type Person
And if you’re a water type, if you’re in the flow, then you tend to seek wisdom. You love to study. You’d, like to find the best teachers out there to help you gain more knowledge, more wisdom. You’re very steadfast. You’re very driven. When you’re out of balance, then you could be somebody that has false bravo, suffer from adrenal failure or renal weakness, or some type of kidney weakness.
So anyway. So when we look at these Five Element – personality types – we all have our positive strengths and then, when we’re out of the flow, these weaknesses tend to show up.
Now grant you all of us possess the five elements within ourselves but the key is that when you know what is your five element typology, that is important, because when you deviate from that typology that can start to indicate do something.
The other thing is that we could be a combination typology. So, for example, I’m a wood-earth type, so those two tend to fluctuate back and forth.
But whatever your deficiency is whatever your weakness is we want to look at that as well too, because that also can start to indicate disease.