How to Keep Healthy, Happy and Flexible in Spring
Spring is a happy time. Bunnies hop about. Flowers emerge in long forgotten corners of your garden. The birds return and sing so loudly they wake you in the morning.
This is not a time to be angry.
But according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, (TCM) being angry is exactly what you can expect if you don’t balance your wood element.
In TCM, spring is represented by the element wood. Wood represents birth and newness, the time for fresh ideas and new starts. Unsurprisingly, its color is green like the fresh growth of spring.
Wood governs your spine, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. A wood imbalance can lead to spinal problems, poor flexibility or arthritis. Wood also governs your eyes.
But most important for your mood, wood governs your liver. Your liver is responsible for the smooth flow of energy and smooth flowing energy means health and vitality. The emotion associated with your liver is anger. If your liver is imbalanced your body will be disrupted and you’ll be angry.
Healthy (and happy) spring practices mean balancing your wood element and caring for your liver.
Healthy Spring Practices
Try these spring TCM recommendations, to keep your wood balanced and your liver healthy.
Cleanse. Cleaning your colon releases accumulated toxins, undigested food, parasites and fungi. With a clean colon your digestion is more efficient and your body is healthier.
Detox your liver. Reduce or eliminate alcohol or drugs that are toxic to your liver. Consider a cleanse that specifically targets your liver.
Stretch. Start or recommit to a healthy stretching routine. Try yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, or other exercises that move, loosen and flex your joints.
Exercise your eyes. Massage your face, especially around your eyes. Roll your eyes and move them in figure 8s. Practice focusing on distant objects and then focusing on close objects in quick succession. Put time limits on your computer sessions. These exercises strengthen your eyes and can improve your eyesight.
Control your anger. Create a healthy anger management plan. Journal, meditate or get counseling. Put limits on stressful situations. Find activities that refocus your anger in healthy ways.
Meditate. Meditation is one of the most powerful ways to re-balance, calm, relax and ground. It’s a fast way to come back to center when life throws you off balance, and a practical way to acquire a harmonious body, mind and spirit to start off your day on a positive note. There are so many types of meditation to choose from…Sound Healing Meditation, Sitting Meditation, Walking Meditation, Mantra Meditation, Moving Meditation, Guided Visualization Meditation, Crystal Meditation are a few. Guided Visualization Meditations are fantastic for those who have little patience for sitting or other forms of meditation. They help to shift the brain chemistry and body towards relaxation through verbal guidance of breath and imagery. Many prefer this type of meditation due to its ease and effortless stress release. I have composed several guided visualization meditations to help you release stress, re-balance and relax on the deepest levels.
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My recommendation for Spring is “Letting Go” Guided Meditation and Visualization.
This is a simple yet powerful meditation for releasing, letting go of the things you no longer need or empower you and clearing negative energy. Use it often for regular cleansing and letting go to create the space for new things and new ways of being to come into your life and empower you.
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When we interact with crystal, our own crystalline structure is changed into a more harmonic, unified form, which changes brainwave frequencies, allowing the possibility of alterations in our consciousness and physical body to take place. These shifts allow increased clarity and light energy to permeate on all, healing the physical, emotional and spiritual energetic centers.
Each event is all about “receiving”. Aromatherapy and flower essence therapy is also implemented. Come and receive Crystal Bowl Sound Healing by candlelight. We will conclude the event with sacred mantra. Feel free to join in, or simply sit and enjoy the blissful sounds. Bring your family and friends and share it together!
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Healthy Spring Diet:
Follow these tips for a healthy spring diet that supports your liver.
Eat light. Overeating taxes your liver.
Eat greens. Sprouts, wheat grass, spinach, kale and dandelions are particularly good foods in the spring.
Eat sour. Sour is the flavor associated with spring, however sour flavors are only recommended for certain constitutions.
Consult an acupuncturist for personalized recommendations of what is best for your constitution. Meanwhile be mindful of dousing your greens with too much vinegar or lemon juice dressings. Balance is key.
Drink milk thistle tea. Milk thistle cleans and supports your liver.
Season your food. Pungent spices like basil, fennel, marjoram, rosemary, caraway, dill and bay leaf are excellent for spring cooking—and they taste good.
By keeping your wood balanced and your liver healthy you will be happy. You’ll feel vital, flexible and clear.
Spring is a fantastic time enhance all aspects of your life; physically, emotionally, spiritually.
If you have questions about spring recommendations for your body, mind and spirit, feel free to contact me for a personalized Intuitive Guidance Session or Flower Essence recommendations.
Love, Light and Blessings,