Seasons Greetings! I hope you’re enjoying the sprouting of Summer. Summer is a time of strength and vitality. It’s the most Yang (active and expansive) of the seasons and the time where you naturally feel most energised, extroverted and joyful. With the longer days and increased sunshine, coupled with end of year festivities, you’ve likely been more active and social these past few weeks. In Summer, you utilise the energy you carefully cultivated throughout Winter and Spring.
At this very Yang time of year, it’s important to incorporate the Yin (rest and reflection) to maintain balance and to ensure you don’t over exert. Be honest with yourself and others as to how much you can take on - the ‘I can do it all’ attitude has a habit of leading to burn out.
In Chinese medicine, Summer is represented by the Fire element and Late Summer by the Earth element.
Summer: the Fire element and Heart meridian
December and the lead up to Christmas can be an equally exciting and stressful time of year. You may be feeling burdened by responsibilities and commitments (is your ‘to do’ list out of control?), feeling triggered by personal or financial stresses, feeling the loss of loved ones not here to share Christmas or not looking after yourself as well as you could. The common outcome to all this is overwhelm.
How would things be different if you were clear, connected and grounded? Or if you prevented (not just managed) overwhelm? How would your relationships change if you welcomed authentic and deep connections or if you could say ‘no’ more often?
Keep your cool this Summer with a Summer session. Book your appointment online or call 0423 493 255.
- Nadine x