Late Summer is a unique season in qigong and is associated with the Earth element. The Earth element is associated with balance, ease and stability. In the late summer months, qi begins to particularly affect the Earth element organs and meridians of the spleen and stomach, which foster steadiness, intention and transformation. This practise can be done any time of year but is particularly helpful in the late summer months before the onset of Autumn or in the transitions between seasons, as these times are also governed by the Earth element. During times of seasonal change, these practices will help you feel centred and able to meet the many responsibilities and demands of daily life with greater mental clarity and ease.