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Summer Emotions

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), we have a healing methodology called the 5 Phases (Elements). Summer is ruled by the Fire element and is expressed in nature as well as in the body. Growth, joy and spiritual awareness between the heart and mind are the focus during this season. Summer-heat belongs to the element of fire and is predominant during the summer season.

Stretching for Pain

Just as there are different types of flexibility, there are also different types of stretching. Stretches are either dynamic (meaning they involve motion) or static (meaning they involve no motion). Dynamic stretches affect dynamic flexibility and static stretches affect static flexibility (and dynamic flexibility to some degree). When done properly, stretching can do more than just increase flexibility. 

The Language of Runes

Runes are an alphabetic script used by the Nordic and Germanic tribes of Northern Europe from the first century until well into the Middle Ages. A rune is not merely a letter in an old Germanic alphabet, but it bears the primary definition of “secret” or “mystery.” The most common runes are the Germanic or Elder Futhark. They were use as a written alphabet, and also served as a system of divination.

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Sun in Leo
26 degrees
Moon in Pisces
3 degrees
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