It’s a Spring Revival: Practices to Realign with the Changing Season

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Spring Flower in Bloom Spring is here! It’s  the greening season. Seeds begin to sprout, trees bud, and Nature awakens in all her flowering beauty. This is a time of creation and development. We and nature will flourish this season. It’s time to make a new plan, be filled with inspiration, and let our dreams bloom. To make this transition smooth and easy it’s imperative to find ways to release unnecessary tension and resistance. We can release resistance by clearing the channels and allow the free flow of energy to circulate within us by choosing to do one or all of the following reviving practices:

Dry Skin Brushing is a great way to literally shed the old and make way for the new! It boosts the immune system, increases circulation, and inspires new cell growth. Dry Skin Brushing is done prior to bathing with a long-handled natural fiber brush. Brush in the direction of venous return (moving towards the heart) from the feet all the way up to your chest and head.

Morning Gratitude Pint may be practiced daily or weekly. Place a bottle or glass  of water next to your bed before going to sleep. When you wake up, sit on the edge of your bed with your feet touching the ground, and drink the water slowly and mindfully. As you take your first sips of the day remember all that you are grateful for.

“There’s nothing you can’t do when you start your day in a positive way!”

– Dr. Dharma Khalsa

Move and Sweat! Take a yoga class, practice Qi Gong, sign up for Zumba, go for a bike ride, a walk, a run, or wog (combination of walking and jogging). When you challenge the body you change the body. However, if you are exercise averse, try a sauna or steam to encourage the release of toxic buildup, release stored muscle tension, cleanse the blood, and free the Chi.

When we cultivate daily rituals to support and align ourselves with nature we release tension, feel at ease and create a greater body-mind-emotional harmony. Practice feeling Spring and Be Well!

Vow to be valiant;

Resolve to be radiant;

Determine to be dynamic;

Strive to be sincere;

Aspire to be attuned.

-William Arthur Ward