Step into Spring
As Spring flowers rear their pretty petals, it can be tempting to pack up your winter clothes and plan to get in shape for the sunnier days to come. Spring is a transitional season, where we keep one foot in winter and one foot in summer for optimal health.
Spring often hosts heavy rain and strong winds. You still need to dress for warmth if you want to protect yourself from colds, allergies, and other immune-related challenges.
In Tradiitonal Chinese Medicine Spring is a time of creation, cleansing, activity and movement, growth, and renewal. It’s an auspicious time to focus on releasing emotions that no longer serve you, specifically those rooted in anger, resentment and frustration
Spring is associated with the Wood element. The involved organs are the Gall Bladder and Liver, making it a perfect time to focus on supporting their function. The Liver and Gall Bladder play pivotal roles in Spleen and Lung health, which can affect your immunity and susceptibility to allergies. They govern the tendons, which can impact flexibility and strength, and they oversee your eye health, helping you to achieve clear vision moving forward.
Wood is all about growth, change, and expansion. The Wood Element will help you burst forth with positive energy.
However, if the Wood Element is out of balance or blocked, you may lack confidence, vision or drive.
According to Ayurveda, Spring is still considered to be a Kapha season following on from the cold winter months. Kapha is related to stillness and groundedness, but also inertia. Spring is time to move stagnant Kapha energy, and we can warm the body through exercise and diet.
Work and Goals
In regards to profession and vocation, Spring is the time to show that you are a confident, motivated person! You can envision the future, and you have incredible insight. You take your idea and vision to make strategic plans. It is a time to show that you are courageous and capable in implementing change. Take on challenges and welcome deadlines.
Spring is one of the best times of year to make deliberate personal and emotional development progress. The Liver is the organ most affected by stagnant emotions and stress.
If you’ve been waiting for the right time and the right back-pressure to inspire an emotional or spiritual breakthrough, take advantage of the spring season.
When it comes to emotional balance, releasing stress, and nourishing yourself take your cues from the season. You’ll benefit from the renewing energy of the Spring if you develop some focused intentions.
It’s also essential to embody the light-heartedness that Spring inspires and not get too bogged down in plans. Spring is a time to socialise and to start (or rekindle) meaningful relationships, to enjoy friends and loved ones.
Spring is an excellent time to escape the status quo. Try something new, embrace fun and adventure. Give your wild side a chance to express itself through colourful dress, play and creativity.
There are many beneficial foods for Spring. These are the ones that naturally grow during the season. Think green! Leafy greens such as dandelion, watercress, chickweed, baby greens, chard, lettuces, sprouts, and rocket have powerful purifying qualities.
Lemon or apple cider vinegar are beneficial, especially when taken in warm water first thing in the morning.
Enjoy herbal teas throughout the day, enjoying supportive spring combinations like lemon/ginger, coriander/cumin/fennel, or ginger/black pepper.
Exercise can be especially supportive in countering the heavy, wet spring season. Physical activity improves circulation, increases heat, and results in a feeling of lightness—all of which help to balance Kapha.
It is a good time of year to push yourself a bit physically, with longer, more intense workouts. Consider biking, jogging, hiking, or swimming and try to exercise in the morning. If your schedule doesn’t accommodate a morning workout, evenings are an excellent time to exercise as well.
Making time for exercise or yoga first thing in the morning will help promote clarity and improved energy this Spring.
How will you step into Spring?
Spring offers us the opportunity to step out into a new world of growth and opportunity. Have you set your intentions for the coming months? It might be an excellent time to schedule an appointment with your kinesiologist or wellness coach to help you tune in to the energy of the season.
If you need help with intention setting this Spring, we are here to help with kinesiology, dreamwork and coaching services.
Kristen is a holistic wellness professional.
A qualified Kinesiologist, Counsellor, Coach, Yoga and Meditation instructor, Kristen has been helping people with their physical, emotional and spiritual journeys for 13 years.
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