Spring and summer are the most yang seasons. Liver qi rises up in spring – we are beckoned to the out-of-doors to take walks, tend to our gardens and enjoy the new life all around us. The long warm days of summer, the heart/fire season, can keep us moving all day often until bedtime.
These seasons are the natural time for us to move more. Moving with qigong practices, hiking, swimming and all sorts of outdoor activities are important for keeping our organs, tendons, ligaments and meridians awakened, flexible and strong.
Regardless of our age or condition, if we do our best to move when the natural seasons for movement support us, we will gain benefits more easily. Qigong offers us many options including very gentle movements, walking practices and even robust practices.
This is the time to get up off your meditation pillow and move.