Jing (essence), according to Chinese philosophy, forms the entire body’s foundation.
You will find jing stored in the kidneys. Jing is a powerful form as a human’s conception is made possible, while one’s growth and aging shows the weakening stage of jing. Through specific lifestyle and behaviours, we can replenish and grow the jing we have in our bodies.
To store an ample amount of jing in our bodies, a healthy lifestyle is needed.
Some of the dietary recommendations include eating various food selections according to one’s individual needs, changes that occur in each season and being careful with the balance of energies and flavours of food eaten.
Some examples of flavours affecting one’s body functioning include eating too much sour food, which will cause a hyperactive liver leading to problems of digestion. On the opposite end, eating too much sweet food will disturb the kidney’s functioning and one’s complexion will darken.
It is often the case that a person with a low spirit is eating excessive amounts of highly flavoured foods.
Having the discipline of eating at a regular schedule and eating more easily digestible foods will highly increase the level of healthiness you keep.
Sleeping will recharge and replenish the balance of yin and yang in the body. The recommendation of falling asleep at the yin-time (night) and the yang, (morning) is best suited for healthiness and balance.