Unwind Worry:

Nourishing the Earth Element

Earth-element practices center you into your body and ground you into presence — empowering you with mental clarity and a sense of fulfillment that offers contentment in relationship with yourself and others.

The Earth Element Package Includes:

Meditation with Optional Yin Posture
Yang Yoga Practice
Yin Yoga Practice
 EFT-Tapping Instruction
EFT-Tapping Session
Herbal & Nutritional Guide

You’ll benefit from earth element practices if you identify with any of the below — you may experience one extreme or can move between extremes:

Bodymind Imbalances

  • Prone to worry, overthinking, or obsessive thinking
  • Scattered or hazy attention and/or poor memory
  • Feel displaced from or have difficulty feeling your body
  • Neglect your body of attention and care and/or experience an obsessive relationship with your body
  • Feel a sense of lack, emptiness, unworthiness, or unfulfillment

Relational Imbalances

  • Struggle finding balance amidst other people’s energy, actions, words
  • Tend to lose your center through change and transitions in life
  • Lack sympathy for self or others and withhold giving or receiving and/or
  • Oversympathize with others and tend to overgive
  • Excessive need for attention and sympathy often sought by over-complaining or exaggerating and/or
  • Tendencies of feeling misunderstood and rejection of attention or sympathy

Physical & Lifestyle Imbalances

  • Crave sugar(s), processed or high carb foods, and/or sweet drinks including alcohol
  • Experience evident drops in energy from not eating or spikes in energy from eating
  • Sensitive stomach and/or tendency to stomach pain or cramping
  • Overly habitual or irregular routines (including eating, sleeping, or menstruation timing and flow)
  • Poor digestion and absorption of nutrients
  • Prone to bloating and excessive phlegm
  • Tendency to think about food when not eating and/or lack appetite or desire to eat
  • Eating while standing, doing other things, or rushed eating
Earth element practices address the spleen and stomach meridians in the physical and mental-emotional bodies and focus on toning the feet, legs, deep and superficial core muscles, and the entire frontline of the body.
This releases worry, obsessive thinking, and feelings of lack by stabilizing you into the center of your body and into the Earth —  so you can feel whole, balanced, and content within embodied presence that earth element practices instill.
Use the practices as you wish, as often and at whatever time of day you desire. They’ll help stabilize your energy so you feel more present and focused through the day, and aid deeper, and more easeful, sleep.

Deeply Nourish with Daily Practice

If you’re feeling particularly imbalanced in ways listed above, it’s optimal to commit to the meditation, yoga practice, and/or EFT session — whichever most resonates with you — as a daily practice.

This is stabilizing and is great nourishment for the earth element: commitment to creating new patterns and settling into daily rituals that address your body-mind needs. Then you will feel more benefit, not just within and directly after the practice (because that is sure to happen) but for long term benefit that lasts. 

The earth element is one of transition between all other elements, so it plays a central role in five-element lifestyle medicine.

See you in your earth-focused practices,

Jyllin

Earth Element Yang Yoga utilizes active yoga postures from Hatha Yoga that address the spleen and stomach meridians and their corresponding connective tissue pathways, organs, and muscle groups. Yang is energizing and strengthening.

This is a concise 20-minute practice designed for daily use and is recommended for advanced beginner to advanced yoga practitioners:

  • Through late summer months and transitioning between seasons
  • When moving through a period of time or experience of change or transition
  • Anytime of year if struggling with eating disorders, obsessive thinking, chronic worry, hypo- or hyperglycemia, digestive problems, and issues arising from malabsorption of nutrients

Earth Element Yin Yoga utilizes supported, passive yoga postures from Yin Yoga that address the spleen and stomach meridians and their corresponding connective tissue pathways, organs, and muscle groups. Yin is restorative and relaxing.

This is a concise 30-minute practice designed for frequent use and is recommended for complete beginner to advanced yoga practitioners:

  • Through late summer months and transitioning between seasons
  • When moving through a period of time or experience of change or transition
  • Anytime of year if struggling with eating disorders, obsessive thinking, chronic worry, hypo- or hyperglycemia, digestive problems, and issues arising from malabsorption of nutrients

Emotional Freedom Technique is an evidence-based method that integrates aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy with tapping specific Acupuncture points on the body. EFT improves the resting heart rate, blood pressure, cortisol levels, immune function as well as learning and attention capacities. It is clinically proven to reduce anxiety, PTSD, phobias, and depression. The EFT practice provided here is made to address worry, obsessive thinking, and feelings of lack, discontentment, or displacement from your body.

The earth element comes from five-element theory that is foundational in Traditional Eastern Medicines of China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. It is associated with specific meridians and connective tissue pathways that run throughout the physical body and their correlation to the mental-emotional bodies.

The guided meditation activates the parasympathetic nervous system and tones the vagus nerve to relax the mind and improve digestion. It ends with affirmations related to nourishing the earth element. It is optional to do the meditation in a deeply restorative Yin Yoga posture. This is guided in a brief video separate from the meditation.

If you’re new to yoga, yes.

While the Yang practice is more appropriate for advanced beginners up, if you’re a complete beginner you can give it a try—it is only 15-minutes of active yoga—and see if you want to stick with it. You will also get stronger as you utilize the other practices in this package. They will prime you for the Yang Yoga!

The Yin Yoga is for complete beginners up, so yes, please use it!

Yes. The earth-focused practices are designed to help with fatigue and exhaustion. If the Yang Yoga is too much for you, opt for the Yin Yoga, EFT, meditation, and incorporating dietary and herbal considerations into your lifestyle. As you get stronger (be patient with yourself), the yang practice will become more accessible as well.

If you’re experienced with yoga, yes.

The Yin & Yang Yoga practices specifically tone the feet, legs, deep and superficial core muscles, and the entire frontline of the body. Neither is made for exercise per say or practicing advanced postures. Their aim is to give you the tools to practice daily or as consistently as possible so you can both deeply strengthen and restore.

To preserve the privacy of these practices, refunds are not provided. Ask any questions you may have to ensure that you’re satisfied with your purchase at contact@jyllin.com.

Nourishing the Earth Element:

Your Role within the Whole

The earth element is of the mother archetype, and in the age of distraction, and in humans’ continual depletion of Mother Earth, the earth element pleads for our attention.

She cries out in need, a real need from real hunger, when bodies increasingly consume non-foods that are incapable of nourishing her.

Her attention is scattered. Her food — whether real whole food or not — can struggle to move through the digestive system, let alone get transported throughout the rest of the body to cells capable of receiving the food’s nutrients.

We end up with humans fed but starving, malnourished despite consuming calories, concerned more about weight loss than the quality of the weight on the body.

Fat or thin, this superficial understanding of the body (akin to planting seeds in top soil that’s unable to bear fruit). Billions of dollars thrown at the perpetual emptiness, lack, and desperate neediness of the ill-fed body-mind.

Mono-cropping. Genetically modified foods. Our planet’s soil depleted. This is our predicament amidst the age of information in which the average person consumes 100,000 words every single day. In and out, what remains, what of that consumption nourishes?

When what we need is to be seen, heard, and understood. We long for connection and compassion.

This compassion can begin within by finding our center and grounding into this moment. We can internalize the mother by nourishing and caring for ourselves and taking radical action in slowing down enough to be present.

Present with body and present with food. Grounding into the nourishment of our body, the nourishment of our food, and feeling how Mother Earth is the ultimate provider of this nourishment.

As we stabilize into this nourishment, we can unwind the incessant looping thoughts, worries, obsessions, the constant running of the mind. We can stabilize into our center and remain grounded through transitions from season to season, day to day, and relationships with others and our own body-mind.

And in doing so, we regain agency in awareness and connection. We take back our power.

We as consumers create demand for supply. We can choose, one moment to the next. Choose to focus on sustainable care, and consumption, first for ourselves.

As part of our planet.