Feng Shui for Summer
Jul 30, 2018 08:45PM
by Christina Captain, DAOM, MSAOM, MSHN, MA
Lucky Dragon says:
“Use these tips to survive the heat of our Florida summers!”
Summertime means more outdoor activities, but in Florida that also means being active in much higher temperatures. We naturally hold additional heat in our bodies, so without a balance, we can enter a state of excess which leads to many other problems.
To counteract this, make sure to absorb enough hydration and use electrolyte replacements from a quality source to balance the depletion from excessive sweating.
What does this mean in terms of feng shui? It means that we are shifting from wood yang energy (spring) into a period of more explosive yang fire energy (summer). Balance the hot yang energy of fire with cooling water or earth energies. You can achieve this by adding cool blues, greens, pinks and grays into your home decor and clothing choices.
Also make sure to eat cooling, raw foods such as melons and salads. However, if your acupuncturist has told you to avoid from raw and cold foods, it’s important heed that advice as some digestive states do not tolerate cold and raw food choices.
This is also an ideal time to revisit your wardrobe and donate any clothing that you haven’t worn in three ore more years. If there is a piece that needs repair, decide to either complete the mending or discard that particular item. Finally, if a piece of clothing doesn’t fit anymore, it’s time to part with it.
Does feng shui excite you? Stay tuned to this feng shui column for announcements about video blogs on how to feng shui your space for life—both in the summer and all year long!
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 the Family Healing Center 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. Family Healing Center is located at 2650 Bahia Vista St., Suite 101, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-951-1119 or email [email protected]