Summertime Tips for COOLING from Your CORE:
Body temperature plays a crucial role in your health and well being.
Too cool and you are vulnerable to stress, insomnia, poor circulation, poor coordination (Have you ever tried to type or fish coins out of a purse when your fingers are cold?), and inability to concentrate.
Too warm and your body gets depleted of water, mineral salts and energy!
Our brain prefers to be cooler while our core or Lower Dahn-jon likes it hot. Heat in our body core (the area around our navel or Lower Dahn-jon) assures plenty of blood flow to our limbs, a healthy digestive and reproductive system and a strong flow of Qi throughout our meridians.
It may sound counter intuitive, but when the heat's up, applying heat can cool you down. Even when it's hot outside and we only want to feel cool, our digestive system needs heat in order to do its job efficiently no matter what the thermometer reads. (read more...