Summer is Maximum Yang Season

Summer is Maximum Yang Season

We have officially entered summer, and if spring’s growth produces blossoms, then summer’s fire produces its growth.   Element / FIREAn important quality of fire is openness. Most of us have fond memories of summer, we feel more energetic, creative, productive,...
Spring Begins the Ascending Yang Energy

Spring Begins the Ascending Yang Energy

As we have one foot still in winter, we enter into the transitional season of spring.  Our hopes are high, as we see the daffodils rising up through the earth, along with crocuses and tulips. The flowers can feel the change in the air, and so can we. Except if you...
Embracing the Yin Season of Winter

Embracing the Yin Season of Winter

Winter is a time of year when energy is reclaimed—turning inward rather than expending energy outward. In Chinese medicine and qigong we follow the seasons. We are microcosms [human beings] of the macrocosm [Mother Nature]. That being said, we also require stillness...
Transitioning into Late Summer

Transitioning into Late Summer

It’s not summer anymore, yet it’s not really fall either—say hello to late summer. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Qigong there are five seasons correlating with the elements. Known as fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Late summer, also known as Indian...
Unknown Wanderer and the Sage

Unknown Wanderer and the Sage

This story really resonated with me, and I wanted to share it with you. I have been practicing listening to my heart, and my mind less (pun intended—mindless :-) Which as you probably know, is a continual Tao process to pause, feel and check-in with the heart, instead...

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