Summer - the time when the sun shines for hours, the flowers bloom, the small fruits ripen. There is a lot of light and energy available. Trees have their full crown of leaves and are gathering massive amounts of energy from the sun. Plants grow very quickly now - sometimes inches a day.
There is a lot of energy available to us as well. When we are in balance we feel happy, vibrant, and social this time of year. If we rested appropriately in the winter we now have abundant energy for work and play. A healthy person can do with less sleep now - often waking early to a sunny day. Our hair grows more quickly at this time of year and we naturally want to be active and outdoors. Time to take advantage of the light and play with friends, work on projects, and gorge on summer produce.
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