Shindo Fuji, Circadian Rhythms, and Seasonal Biohacking

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Momiji leaves are still not fallen in the local shrine. We had the Autumn festival last week as I shared with you here,

Our Local Shinto Shrine’s Autumn Festival

and we cleaned up many fallen leaves before the festival and during the festival. Leaves are still falling this week, too, and these Momiji leaves are the last remaining ones.

Japanese Satoyama is sifting to winter.

I do feel the season every day living here. and this is one advantage of living in the countryside.

Circadian rhythms are one of the key elements of biohacking since our body is very much influenced by them.

Therefore, you want to optimize your sleep by sleeping between the hours of 10 pm to 6 am or 11 pm to 7 am, making sure that you are sleeping between 11 pm to 4 am. You also want to absorb sunlight within an hour after waking up. You also want to avoid electric light after dark as much as possible.

These are daily protocols to adjust yourself to circadian rhythms, and there are seasonal rhythms throughout the year in Japanese natural health, and Shindo fuji means living locally and seasonally.

You want to live according to seasonal rhythms.

In the wintertime, you can wake up a bit later since the sun doesn’t rise till later. You can become less active since everything in nature is dormant. I feel like going to hot springs and having saunas and baths a lot more in winter, and I think it is natural to feel this way. So, in winter, you can spend more time in saunas or hot baths instead of exercising.

Since you have fewer hours of sunlight exposure, you can gaze at the fire in a wood-burning stove or by other means to replace it.

You can eat hot soup or stew a lot to warm up your body since that is what you feel like.

To find out more about Shindofuji, please watch this video.



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