LATE SUMMER- BALANCE OF YIN AND YANG
21RST AUGUST TO 20TH OCTOBER
ORGANS- SPLEEN, STOMACH AND PANCREAS
TIME OF DAY- 7 TILL 11AM
Late summer when we start to return to the earth, back to reality
After a long Summer the heat has the effect of drying and scorching the earth, this is the control the Fire element has on Earth an excess .
We also feel the effects of the Fire element, if we overindulge in Summer, by eating & drinking to much spicy hot foods, lots of alcohol, sitting in the sun to long, too many late nights . This leaves us feeling frazzled, drying out- skin, nails, hair and over heating on the inside, our emotions are heightened ,we become short tempered, overwhelmed, over thinking and flustered.
Earth energy can be cultivated to bring us back to reality, to feel more grounded and in control of our thoughts and emotions.
The spleen and stomach are seen as the organs of discernment, knowing what is good for us or real and what is bad and false. Our Spleen filters our blood, seeks out the old blood and re-absorbs it, it also detects viruses, parasites in the blood and recruits white blood cells (our immune cells) to ward off the invaders.
The centre of our immune system our defence centre, so this Seasons is known as the time to build self esteem and immunity. Positive affirmations, thoughts and a great self care routine are vital. If we do not look after ourselves or think bad of ourselves the Chinese believe our Organ will do the same, becoming blocked and stagnant this toxic.
Food in Late Summer, think food that we harvest, sweet and sticky, plums, peaches, apricots, pumpkins, squashes.
Great time to make jam, stewed fruit and roast vegetables.
Our Yoga practice starts to work with strengthen our core, building a strong centre. Hard as a nut on the inside, soft and supple on the outside, just like the fruits of the seasons. postures that connect us to the Heavens and Earth, balance Yin and Yang energy. Sun and earth, positive and negative.
This is why its great to walk bare foot or paddle in the Sea, balance the polarity of the Sun that is Positive + with the Earth/Sea that is negative-.
Research shows that free radicals, those rogue cells in our body that can mutate and become diseased, can be stabilised by grounded Yoga work and barefoot walking.
Earth people are the common sense people, people you turn to for advice, the councillors of the community as they see both sides.
Author Julie Garrioch
Welcome to my Blog page, I am Julie a 50 something Seasonal Health nut, who's looking to live "my late summer" years to the fullest by staying healthy , happy and clear of mind well into my 90's.
" YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR WEALTH"
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