The #30daysofJING Challenge is an opportunity for rejuvenating the energy within the kidneys and adrenals so we can begin to, once again, feel the power and strength that we knew so well in our youth (can I get a hell yeah for those youthful feelings!)
Jing essence (as opposed to the SuperFeast JING blend) is a Taoist term describing the primordial energy that you are born with, and it lives in your kidneys. The amount of Jing energy you have indicates the span of your life, your ability to heal/recover and whether you can sustain yourself each and every day without needing to reach for stimulants like coffee as a substitute for energy. When one’s lifestyle is not excessive and is maintained at a sustainable pace, one’s Jing is strong. If the candle is being burnt at both ends, however (common in the west, hello normal life), then Jing will be leaked as exhaustion sets in. We have an entire podcast episode loving up on Jing energy, tune in.
When the kidney organ system is deficient, we experience fatigue and lethargy, two things that lead to premature ageing and, in general, lower levels of personal performance. These ‘symptoms’ of adrenal stress (aka leaking Jing) are rampant in the Western lifestyle and we intend to begin restoring the core energy over 30 days so that you can stop leaking and begin building your Jing.
"When we keep Jing within our body, our body can be vigorous. If a person cares for the Cavity of Jing [a space within the lower abdomen], and does not hurt it recklessly, it is very easy to enjoy a life of great longevity. Without Jing energy, we cannot live.” - Master Park
* restore the kidney and adrenal function
* build long-term energy
* reduce fatigue and tiredness from the body
* improve hormonal function and libido
* and strengthen the body
Include these wonderful Jing herbs in your diet every day for 30 days and you’ll start pouring the energy back into your kidneys. For those of you wanting to go next level, then you’ll be getting off all caffeine for the duration too.
(Look, we love coffee as much as the next person! So tune in to this article. we have here on How To Make Your Coffee Healthy here).
Here’s the breakdown:
1. The one thing you need to do to be on board is add one dose of Jing into your everyday life. No fasting or changing diet necessary, just add in that potent JING blend
2. How much? One teaspoon per day, minimum (you can start off with 1/4 teaspoon if very sensitive) and build up to two heaped teaspoons a day (if you're vibing it)
3. For those that want to join us in getting the full regenerative experience, we suggest getting off all caffeine for 30 days at the same time. That means coffee, cacao (chocolate), caffeinated tea etc. will all be curbed as we give our adrenals some space while we nourish them with Jing herbs
And voila, that's it! The intention is to build our core energy and replenish kidney/adrenal function. Feel free to add anything else to the 30-day challenge that you feel will nourish you personally (kidney detox, no booze, exercise, energy cultivation exercises, meditation practices etc.)
"When Jing is strong, vitality and youthfulness remain. Strong Jing energy in the kidneys, so the Chinese say, will lead to a long and vigorous life, while a loss of Jing will result in physical and mental degeneration,” Ron Teeguarden.
The 30 Days of JING can be started at any time you are feeling you need to replenish your core energy. And don't forget to tag us @superfeast and hashtag #30daysofJING so we can follow along! Need some delicious ideas? Try here, here and here :)
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