Spring is a time for fresh new beginnings, new challenges and personal growth. We want to enjoy being energetic, flexible, spontaneous, creative, thoughtful and humorous J
The Liver and Gall Bladder are the organs we need to care for and consider this season and the aim is to cleanse and detoxify the body.
1. Keep flexible, free and active
2. Keep motivated and organised
4. Move and stretch
5. Be Clean: In food, thoughts, body and home environment
Cleanse the mind, body and soul
Diet: Hold back from alcohol and caffeine, try cutting out meat and dairy too or follow a detox regime
Mental: List what you want in the year ahead
Physical: Rededicate yourself to a healthy lifestyle
SPRING CLEAN! *** Clear out your home, room by room. Sell or donate clothes you haven’t worn in over a year. Create new space to enjoy and be able to think clearly.
In spring we enjoy a lighter diet, fresh and crisp vegetables which can give us a smooth flow of energy. Eat earlier to give yourself time to digest, which helps your liver and gall bladder to focus on cleansing at night.
Detox Smoothie: Blend together 1 apple/pear, 1 cup Kale, 1 cup chard, 1 cup parsley, ½ cucumber and 1 cup Coconut water……Add banana or frozen berries to taste……… Be creative and experiment with the ingredients, sticking to green vegetables as these are the most effective cleansers.
Summer Salad: Raw food gives the most energy. Grate up a selection of vegetables: Try lentils (sprouted), carrot, fennel, cucumber, courgette, beetroot and tomatoes. Dressing: shake up flax oil, lemon juice and wholegrain mustard.
Tea: Fennel or lemon and ginger
Exercise at Home:
In Yoga enjoy lots of side bends and squats. A smooth flow of energy moving out of stagnations and challenging yourself in the pose. Practice twists after each pose and imagine you are wringing out your organs!
Yoga full of twists and turns to wring out the liver!
Puppy Stretch – Thread the needle – Cow Pose – Dolphin Pose – Down Dog with a twist - Utkatasana – Utkatasana with Twist - Trikonasana
Revolved Side Angle Pose – 3 legged Down dog - Pigeon pose – Down Dog – Baddha Konasana – Seated Forward Bend