In a previous video I gave some tips on what you can do to begin to feel the energy of herbs.
This new video is basically part two to that.
When working with cordyceps one day I felt it big time!
Cordyceps are fairly unique in that they possess both yin and yang qualities in a high degree. Most herbs are either one or the other.
When we look at the Three Treasures model the yin and yang aspect is really focused on the Jing energy.
(If the concept of Jing is new to you check out this article…)
Yin jing is really more of the storehouse of your energy. It has to do with repair and recovery. It has to do with conserving the energy, ultimately leading to a longer life.
Yang energy is expending that energy outward. It is used in athletics. It is used in sex. It is used in a creative expression.
Using too much yang, can deplete your yin.
So when I was feeling the energy of these cordyceps I noticed it in two places. I have never heard of it discussed specifically as such but after thinking about it this made lots of sense.
One area I felt it was my low back. This is where the physical kidneys are located. And in Chinese medicine the Kidneys are the storehouse of Jing. In Chinese medicine one of the signs of weak Jing is the low back pain.
The other place I felt it was in my penis. While I had never thought of it this way before, this kind of is the ultimate expression of that yang energy.
The masculine and feminine energies in sex quite perfectly show that yin and yang dance.
So it was interesting to note that after taking Cordyceps I could feel the energy in both of these places.
As I thought about this more I could see another layer to the pattern. Yin and yang are not “physical things” but descriptions and as such they can unfold in multiple ways.
If the kidneys are yin, the adrenals that sit on top of them, are the yang of that yin.
If the penis is yang, the testicles are the yin of that yang.
Want to see if you can feel it too? Get cordyceps here.
As the Jing energy is the most foundational of the three treasures (basically if you run out of Jing you are dead) it is well worth focusing on.