We can think of the fire element as the energy correlated with consciousness and warmth (among other things). The fire element maintenance to keep it in balance just like a fire that must be fed but also controlled. During the summer months, the fire element is naturally nourished by sunshine, activity, community, and the joy of the season. But there are times when we can get overwhelmed by any of these in excess.
If you’re ever feeling over-heated, stressed or anxious use points Heart 8 (HT 8) and Pericardium 6 (PC 6).
To locate HT 8, make a loose fist and where your pinky tip touches your palm is the spot. Dig in gently to cool your jets.
PC 6 is a great point for anxiety, insomnia, stress and feeling like you just need to turn down the volume on life and get centered.
Make a fist, squeeze, and notice 2 tendons along the center of your forearm. You’ll find PC 6 about 3 finger spaces below the wrist crease, between those tendons. Fuel your fire this summer and let it burn but remember these points when you need a moment to simmer down.