The Five Element theory is the foundation of Chinese disciplines such as in Feng Shui, martial arts, and the I Ching (The Book of Changes). Studying the Five Elements provides a blueprint that illustrates how nature interacts with the body and how the different dimensions of our being impact each other. Each of the five groups—Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water—include categories such as a season, a direction, stage of growth and development, emotion, aspect of the soul, color, sound . . . the categories are seemingly limitless. The Five Elements reflect a deep understanding of natural law, the Universal order underlying all things in our world.
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