Autumn begins the Yin cycle of the year and has an energy all its own.
The days are getting shorter, and it’s the beginning of the yin cycle, which means less daylight and cooler weather. We tend to become a bit more serious as we prepare for the change in climate and retrieve our warmer clothing.
Autumn is the time of year to eat less cold and raw food, and to integrate warmer heartier foods such as roots, meats, stir-fries, and soups. Adding in a bit more salt and moderate amounts of spices like onions, garlic, ginger, lemon juice and mustard can be highly beneficial to the body. Here is a metal element recipe for the autumn season, which can be modified accordingly to fit your preferences: