This month, around June 20th to June 23rd our natural world experiences a cyclic energetic shift: the Sumner Solstice, a time for us to embrace the invitation to feel and pay attention to connection and intimacy with ourselves, with Nature and with other sentient beings. I suggest that you take a moment to feel your Heart pouring sunshine towards each little cell in your body, bringing nourishment and consciousness to the darkest corners of your magical self while connecting with the roots at the very core of you and from there witness how your inner world expands in creative outward activity towards maturity.
~ To be in harmony with the atmosphere of summer you may want to rise early in the morning.
~ Face the rising sun: if for some reason you cannot see the sun just face East and connect with its rising energy.
~Invite the Sun in: now that you are “rooted” on Earth, invite the Sun to visit the shrine of your Heart by breathing in through your nose and breathing out through your mouth. Feel the healing energy of this bright star flooding your lungs with millions of vibrating particles and activating your body as it runs through your veins, your organs, your bones, your flesh and particularly as it fills your Heart with radiance…Allow for the Heavenly energy of the Sun and the stars to bring inspiration and strength to the Oneness and Wholesomeness that you embody.
~Brush your skin! Create your own inexpensive spa at home. Skin brushing will enhance circulation and stimulate a healthy immune system. You will only need a loofah and enjoy these revitalizing and simple skin-dry-brushing tips.
~ Enjoy some outdoors life! Early morning and late afternoon Sun can be quite enjoyable! Swimming, cycling, walking are simple but powerful ways to get our summer CHI healthy and moving! Remember to take electrolytes with you since dehydration is one of the main causes for ER visits!
~ Meditation: I find sitting and walking meditation to be very helpful tools to focus my awareness towards those things that nourish my Heart versus those that deplete my energy.
The Best of Tips: follow your intuition. Our ancestors will speak through our genes and will let us know what is the most appropriate way to live a joyful and healthy Summer!!!
For a centered and balanced Heart!
Yamin Chehin, L.Ac, D.OM.