Wood is the Element associated with Spring in the Chinese 5 Elements – one of the systems Shiatsu follows!
Look at the signs of spring all around you which are well underway. Buds growing full of potential. Spring flowers. So much that was unseen beneath the ground or within the plant is now ready and starting to become, or has become visible. Signs of growth are all around.
Wood can be strong, it can be flexible, it can grow. It can hold and support the earth, yet also be held and supported by the earth.
Wood can also be stiff, rigid, and be prone to breaking or snapping.