This year it seemed like Spring would never come, but it’s finally here! Spring is a welcome season after a long, cold, and snowy winter. Most of us are delighted with the longer days, the awakening of plants and animals around us, and sunshine. The seeds planted last Fall that have germinated over the winter become buds beginning to break through the ground. This energy of renewal is all around us and it effects how we feel and how we live.
New beginnings feel great, and why not use the strong energy of nature to create that for ourselves? A sense of renewal gives us the vision and inspiration to bring our goals and creative energy to fruition. Most of us already feel this energy, that’s why we have the desire to clean out the house, de-clutter our workspace, or follow a cleanse diet. There are a few ways that you can maximize the power of this energy.
Spring is the perfect time to clean out a space in your home that is overrun with stuff you don’t need. Too much stuff and too much clutter creates chaos internally as well as externally. Clear out things you don’t need to make space for new to come into your life. Personally, we started the winter off with a empty garage and it slowly filled up with things we don’t need over the Winter. It feels terrible to have that clutter in my life so I will be harnessing this Spring energy to have a garage sale and clear out the unnecessary stuff that’s causing me to feel stuck and neatly organize the things we will keep.
Clean up Your Diet
Spring is the perfect time to start a healthier diet and flush out the toxins so that the Liver can do its job effectively. Begin by eliminating foods that stress the Liver, such as fried foods and unhealthy fats (continue to eat healthy fats like coconut oil and un-heated olive oil). Sugar and white flour should be eliminated or minimized, and foods with chemical preservatives and food coloring should be avoided. Add some lemon juice to your water, sip on dandelion tea, and eat some raw garlic to start cleansing your liver. We are about to launch our new Family Spring Cleanse Program to help clean up our diet for spring. This program is a fast easy way to get started cleaning up your diet with a step by step plan.
Move Your Body
The Liver needs movement and so do you. Get outside and take long walks (in nature, if you can) observe the changes going on around you and invite the change in. Take a yoga class or buy a yoga video and do it at home. As a busy parent sometimes it’s hard to find time to go to a class so doing it at home is often a more realistic alternative. Download a video on your ipod (I happen to like Bethanny Frankel’s yoga video pictured above), take a yoga mat out in the backyard, and practice yoga while your children play – or better yet invite them to join you!
What will you do to harness the energy of Spring this week?
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