Flexibility, as defined by the Oxford Dictionaries, means the following:
1. The quality of bending easily without breaking
2. The ability to be easily modified
3. Willingness to change or compromise.


Flexibility is one of the keys to a life of happiness.

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind
Bruce Lee
Bending with the wind does not suggest conforming without thought and losing your individuality. But sometimes going with the flow, and learning that our beliefs may actually be limiting us from going further and deeper in life, and for us to receive.

The season of fall is about flexibility. And I wonder if it is Mother Nature’s joke or reminder that this is so important that she made this season one of the longest! When the meridians of the Lungs/Colon Meridian family are out of balance, we skew to either side of being someone who is organized, inspired, confident, and relaxed. This could mean someone is either overly and obsessively organized (a diehard perfectionist) or an absent-minded, fumbling muddle. Extremes perhaps, but such imbalances can make these places our homes. And when we are physically stiff, we are often in pain and can easily injure ourselves in sport or simply just reaching over for that print off the printer.

Muscular Flexibility
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For excessive idealism
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This article is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace medical advice or treatment.

About the Author
Sandra Shih Tonkinson is an alternative health practitioner based in Singapore. She writes regularly for wellness centres as well as for her own practice Jupiter Circles. She is also the Editor of What Therapy, a Singapore-based alternative, complementary, and holistic wellness portal.