In China the Plum Flower is the national flower. It is tied to the mythology of a nation. The plum blossom represents aspects of birth and rebirth and the cycle of life. The plum flower is also symbolic of the chakra of the body. Working outward from the feet up, and from the head down resting at the heart. The plum flower is the four petaled Heart Chakra, the seat of our emotional life.
The Plum Flower is used in Chinese medicine to treat a number of ailments which include but are not restricted to: Depression, Ulcers, Scrofula, a form of TB or tuberculosis, still infecting a very high rate of Chinese citizens, stomach problems, and Phlegm. It is prepared as either a poultice or a tea. Tea medicine also called soup medicine is very common in China, and in parts of the United States with a high Chinese population. Soup medicine is related closely to several Native American practices of Natural Healing.
The Morning Dance above is a Lohan called, "The Plum Flower." due to it's circular in and out movements which resemble the blossom of the flower, also one of my favorite sets. Enjoy...
Peace and Balance,
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