Supercharge Your Self Worth with Late Summer Self Care
How to optimise digestive health and boost your immune system and take care of your needs so that you feel nourished, not depleted.
In this blog, seasonal living Sisters Hannah Carr & Sarah King will explain how you can use nutrition and seasonal living to support your health during Late Summer, through the teachings of natural health, Yoga and nutrition.
For an in person experience, you can join The Late Summer Retreat evening here.
What health challenges may occur in Late Summer?
This short 6 week season is super important to balance before we get into Autumn and the metal element when colds, flu’s and viruses can be very common.
Late Summer is ruled by the Earth element which is all about relationship to Mother and how you Mother yourself.
So if you find yourself:
👉 over giving to others & spreading yourself thin
👉 under giving to yourself
👉 having an imbalance in the stomach like poor digestion
👉 suffering from cold hands or feet
👉 feeling weakness or fatigue
👉 experiencing an imbalance in the thyroid
👉 having excess menstrual blood flow
👉 worrying a lot
You may also experience nausea, stomach flu, IBS, weight gain, blood sugar disorders, or low energy.
Use this 6 week window to refine your self-care practices, make some adjustments to your diet and practice some nourishing Yoga poses to support the Earth element.
Supporting your body with nutrition in Late Summer
The Stomach and Spleen resonate with Late Summer’s energetic vibration in traditional Chinese medicine.
If these organs is low on energy then illness may arise.
The stomach is obviously important in helping digestion and distribution of food and nutrients to all areas of the body. The energy derived from this process provides immunity, warmth, builds tissue and drives mental activity. The stomach is your emotional centre, related to self-worth and self-esteem, so make sure you nourish your stomach and in doing so feel better about yourself.
The spleen filters your blood and one of the main organs of your immune system. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is believed to be the invigorator, lifting our energy and spirit, affecting our mood and health.
Although we may be taught that a rainbow of foods is best for us, traditional Chinese medicine says that you don’t need to eat them throughout a day, but you eat them throughout the year. So, in Late Summer you are focusing on yellow foods – not solely yellow foods, but make sure you’re getting an abundance of these because they are supporting the spleen and stomach at this particular time of year, helping you to avoid poor digestion, low immunity and low energy.
Naturopathic Nutritionist Hannah has recorded a seasonal eating workshop. You can watch the replay for free inside our membership The Holistic Health Circle. Sign up here.
Feeling low in self worth? Your digestive system may be struggling in Late Summer.
Late Summer health techniques to support your body and mind.
Exercise at this time of year should be slightly less energetic than full summer, concentrate on building muscle tone, core stability and balance. Strengthen your legs which are your support and connection to the earth.
It is important to keep the blood moving during this time of year, to clear out tendencies toward excessive thinking. Take long walk with friends, get your feet on the soil or sand or take a swim which is great for your immune system.
This is the time to start to deepen your Yoga Practice. Sarah has recorded a late Summer Yoga Session which is available inside our wellness membership The Holistic Health Circle. You can enjoy the session for free here
The right level of intensity in postures and sequence will allow you to release stored emotions, while strengthening the subtle energies that dictate your metabolic processes.
We are also hosting a special event to support your wellbeing.
The Late Summer Wellness Evening includes:
Wishing you all the very best of health this Late Summer
Hannah & Sarah