Shu means heat, while xiao is an adjective in Chinese indicating the small extent the heat reaches. From this day, the weather gets hotter across China, and crops all over the country grow faster and stronger.
During the Slight Heat, the weather is getting hot, and people don’t feel any cool breeze, just the hot wind.
When it is the season of Slight Heat, the climate is hot. People are easily upset, tired and weak. In self-care and exercise, we should follow the principle of the Five zang-organs. In summer, we should take care of the heart for the mind. Calm down, and ensure that the heart function is strong.