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Feng Shui Summer by Dr. Christina Captain, DAOM, MSAOM, MSHN, MA, AP

by Dr. Christina Captain, DAOM, MSAOM, MSHN, MA, AP


Lucky Dragon says:


“Get active this summer and don’t sweat the small stuff,”


Balance is essential in any climate, but summertime in Florida needs a special kind of balance. Increased activity in warmer temperatures means there is increased opportunity for both heat stroke and intense emotion. In Feng Shui, summer is associated with yang or hot energy. Too much of this hot energy can make us feel tired, listless and just plain burned out. Balance comes in the indulgence of cooling and quiet times. So take advantage of that evening swim and the ice-cold air conditioning in your meditation space.

Balance the hot yang energy of fire with cooling water colors like ice blue or pale greens. Use a lighter weight and lighter color blanket for your bed which can also make a huge impact. When it comes to fashion, add cooling blues, greens, pinks or grays into your home decor and clothing choices. In your home and office, turn off the overhead lights and utilize natural daylight. Also be sure to eat cooling, raw foods such as melons and salads, while lessening hot foods such as curry, beef and lamb. Keep it cool and enjoy!


Dr. Christina Captain is nationally board-certified by the National Commission for Certification in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is the lead practitioner at Sarasota Center for Acupuncture and Nutrition which she founded in 2000. Dr. Captain is also an expert Feng Shui practitioner and teacher who studied under Nancilee Wydra of the Feng Shui Institute of America, before originating her own style, Essential Balance Feng Shui. Since this discipline is a branch of Oriental Medicine, she often blends Feng Shui principles into her treatment plans. Sarasota Center for Acupuncture and Nutrition is located at 2650 Bahia Vista St., Suite 101, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-951-1119.



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