Yin, Yang and Qi
June 21st is Summer Solstice mid Summers Night. As seasonal energies go, this is really the pinnacle of Summer Energy (Qi). Consider Yin – Dark, Feminine, Contracting, Earth, Inward and Yang – Light, Masculine, Expansive, Space, Outward Qi. The Summer Solstice marks the longest day – Yang = day of the year and the shortest night -Yin = night. Therefore, the Summer Solstice is the most Yang day of the year the height of Summer and Yang-Fire Qi.
Our body works in conjunction with the daily, monthly and yearly cycles. We are healthiest when following nature’s cycle. The most basic rule is being active during the day and sleeping at night. During the Summer’s increase of Yang energy and sunlight, we may find ourselves waking up earlier and staying up later, enjoying bright bursts of spontaneous activity, going out, and socializing more. This is all normal and in harmony with the season. However, all of the extra and light and activity can cause disturbance in sleep quantity and quality. One way we can balance the Yang-Fire Qi is to create space for care, connection and slowing down. Think of a roaring fire that has burned out and the smouldering embers that remain. It’s okay to smoulder.
Here are some other ways to embrace and balance Summer’s Yang-Fire energy
- Balance the heat and activity of your Fire Element by swimming in a cold, dark pool or stream
- Laugh. In Traditional Five Element Acupuncture, there are sounds associated with the Five Seasons and Elements and the sound associated with summer is laughter.
- Connect and spend time with loved ones
- Joy is the Emotion of Summer and Fire – find Joy and be Grateful every day
- The taste for summer is bitter, so eat really good dark chocolate, coffee, beer, and garden greens
- Self-care and self-love as well as creating the space and time to do the things you love to do – hobbies, activitie
Enjoy all the Yang-Fire Qi that Summer has to offer, remembering to maintain your balance. Typically, when we don’t live in balance with a particular season, illnesses, pain, and anxieties etc. will show up in the season that follows it. For example, overdoing it in the summer may lead to sluggishness or sickness in Late Summer and Autumn. It’s all about striking the right balance between the outward and inward, the doing and the being, the roaring fire and the smouldering embers.
To help you balance your Yang Fire Summer Qi, come and have some Traditional Five Element Acupuncture and be kind to your Heart. To find out more about the Fire Element look on my webpage:-https://www.southwellacupuncture.co.uk/acupuncture-five-elements/
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