SPRING: MAKE THE MOST OF THE CHANGE IN SEASONS.
Spring is here, and you can feel it in the air. The days are warming up and getting longer. The birds are out, and plants are flowering.
With each Spring we have the opportunity to reassess our health and our lifestyle and do a light detox to support our bodies. Winter usually sees people indulging in a bit of warming comfort in the form of alcohol, sweets and too much heavy food.
While it’s normal to seek comfort during the colder months, now is the time to think about how we eat and live coming into the warmer months. Doing a detox is like hitting a reset button for your body. It will help to increase your energy levels, balance your hormones, improve digestion, give your adrenals a break, help break cravings and make you feel joyous all over, not to mention give you beautiful glowing skin.
Our body is constantly cleansing, and a detox is more of an opportunity to improve our diets which in turn improves our health. Detoxes can be as simple as eliminating some excess foods or more complex under the guidance of your homeopath.
During a detox you eliminate sugary foods, alcohol, caffeine and excess meat and dairy and focus on increasing plant foods but remember to include good quality protein as well as increase your water intake. This way you give your body a break and help it reduce its toxic load. If you can choose organic food, it will also help reduce your chemical intake.
Here are 5 emotional benefits of doing a Spring Detox:
1. A Renewed ability to cope with stress
2. Emotional release
3. A realization or breakthrough with an issue that’s been bothering you.
4. Increase in your vibrational frequency
5. Expanded Consciousness
As well as working on our diet, we can become a bit more active with exercise as well. For those of us that practice yoga, a practical way we can detox in our yoga practise is by adding in more twisting poses.
Twists are wonderful postures if you deal with stress or anxiety. These postures will help to open the chest, shoulders and back, all of which can help to decrease feelings of anxiousness. You will be releasing stored tension in the body as you twist, which can have a positive effect on your mental state.
Twisting the spine compresses muscles and organs, which blocks the flow of blood. When you release the pose, blood flows back into those areas bringing with it nutrients and improving circulation.
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