As we emerge from the winter months, we wake up to the early morning sunlight returning and the smell of blooming flowers poking their heads through to warming earth.
Given the energetics of spring we often feel the urge to cleanse our lives, our bodies, and our beings for a clearer and energized new season of living life to the fullest.
As you read through the following tips, take a moment to ponder what needs cleansing in your life. What do you seek to shed this spring to “lighten” up and access the inner freedom we all yearn for?
So often when we think of cleansing, we see visions of ancient yogi’s fasting, or modern health food junkies checking out the newest cleansing trends.
Don't fret, this year let's clean out and cleanse what is not serving us in our lives. Let us use the energy of the season of spring to enhance the journey to more radiance and vitality from the inside out.
Your Spring Sparkle comes from a combination of so many components, some of which include of your inner health, your thoughts, how you move your body each day, and your sacred space or home.
1. Body Bliss
Can you access the bliss your physical body is designed to feel? When you wake up each day are you ready to conquer your life with energy and vitality? If you feel like many people do these days, a little tired, a little sluggish try these health secrets to enhance your energy.
Eat with the season – As the leafy greens spring up, and the dandelions fill your yard, try finding some ways to cleanse your diet with some of natures spring gifts.
In the spring we are designed to eat lighter, darker and leafier greens, and oh those dandelions do wonders for cleansing the liver. (be sure they are pesticide free before you eat, or buy at your local health food store)
Juice – Juicing daily blesses the body with a huge amount of extra nutrients that are easily absorbed. As you pulverize and strain those veggies in the juicer, you do a huge favor to your digestion. You pour liquid nutrients into your system for a fountain of amazing energy and purification.
Reset your energy with a Whole Food lifestyle – This spring try to eat only WHOLE FOODS for one whole week. Whole food eating means eating food found in its whole form. Avoid processed foods, refined carbohydrates and foods that have an ingredient list.
2. Flip your Script
If you are someone who hears your own self-critic loud and clear all day long, full of shame, blame and self sabotage…it is time to “clean” up your self-talk. Flipping your script means giving your that common mental script an overhaul. What are the most common thoughts that bring you down? Are they about your body, your past decisions, your bad habits?
Whenever you hear the negative thoughts try to take note, then flip them around in to a positive affirmation as often as you can to practice unconditional happiness and self-love.
3. Move it and Shake it
One of most effective ways to your energize your life is through daily movement. How is your MOJO? Practices such as YOGA, BRISK WALKING/HIKING and DANCE can move energy in big ways. Get yourself out of inertia this spring and MOVE IT SHAKE IT GROOVE IT. Enliven your spirit and up your MOJO with some juicy movement of your own.
Take walk in the beautiful spring air, inspire yourself with your favorite yoga teacher or make yourself a new playlist to inspire your daily run. Learn to feel good in your body through movement you love.
4. Clear out your Space
Spring-cleaning is not a made up phenomenon. We naturally cleanse during the spring season because it feels so therapeutic to climb out of the winter hibernation into a fresh and clear environment.
Getting rid of the old and making room for the new is an important energizer for your space and your experience this spring.
But in addition to aesthetics, there are proven health reasons for steam-cleaning carpets, airing out curtains and the like noting that the benefits include preventing the spread of germs and keeping allergy symptoms at bay.
Clearing out clutter also helps make your environment a happier as well as a healthier place. For a little spring cleaning joy, add some essential oils to your eco-friendly cleaning supplies. Try rearranging and reorganize your sacred space.
You are off to a great start for some revitalization and renewal this year. Spring is always an exciting time to start anew, plant our seeds of intention and watch, tend, and nurture them as the season unfolds. Let’s make it a beauty! Happy Spring.
It is the time for revitalization and renewal. Spring is always an exciting time to start anew, plant our seeds of intention and watch, tend, and nurture them as the season unfolds. Let’s make it a beauty.
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