The Season of Summer

The months of Summer (May 6 – August 7) correspond to the Fire phase, and the Heart and Small Intestine organs in the Asian Medicine system of correspondences. In this season all living creatures prosper.

Summer

Summer

“Heavenly qi moves down to meet the rising earth qi. As a result, living creatures bloom and bear fruit.”  Huang Di Nei Jing

To take stress off of your heart “do not burden yourself with depressing thoughts, do not get anxious about future events that may never happen, do not dwell on things that are well in the past.” Eat moderate amounts of cooling foods like cucumber and watermelon. Drink plenty of water. Try to avoid being over chilled with air-conditioning. Meditation, tai chi, qigong, and yoga are good choices for any season.