It is the time that daylight increases steadily, you might already feel lighter and more energized.
Spring is a season of new beginnings, renewal, and growth. Naturally, we feel like starting something new and letting go of the old. Seasonal routines can help to promote optimal health and well-being.
Here are some practices to harness the beauty of spring and glow from the inside out, improve your digestion and release stagnation:
Eat lighter, pause 3 - 5 hours in between meals
Fast through having at least 12 hours between your last meal in the evening and your first one in the morning
Start a morning routine - it's a great time to rise and reset bad habits. Take advantage of the early sunrise.
Sweat! It’s a great time to release stagnation and flush out toxins that have accumulated during wintertime. Incorporate more Sun Salutations and standing postures in your morning Yoga sequence
Increase your water intake - have a big glass of warm water with lemon in the morning to stimulate your digestive organs for a good inside cleansing
Go for long walks
Practice oil massage in the morning. Especially do your facial massage to reduce skin fat, stimulation, reducing mucus accumulation, and increase circulation for a healthy and fresh glow
If you feel sluggish in the morning consider an invigorating dry rub before you bathe
Meditate and ask yourself "How would I like to feel in the next coming weeks" That supports you in creating a positive mindset that you will more likely follow up on
Consider which routines aren't beneficial anymore and start new ones that honor what you need and leave you feeling nourished.
Give it a go and wear some light red lipstick.
Use lighter and brighter colors that make you feel light and happy
Go through your wardrobe, maybe it’s time for a spring cleanse! It will make you feel lighter
Detox your mind:
Begin your day with positive thoughts. Acknowledge all that is there and practice gratitude and acceptance. Change what you can. Make peace with what you don’t
Set an intention, journal, and say a prayer if that’s your practice
Be aware of your needs & be ok with things that you don't need anymore
Detox your self-talk, be around people, an environment that makes you feel loved, held, and seen
Less device and electronic time
Breakfast ideas to cleanse your system:
Cherries, berries, pomegranate
Celery, beet, and carrot juice - We have that every day throughout the year - I can’t tell you how much our kids wish we would not!! :)
Steamed sour apple with cinnamon and ginger
Thank YOU, gorgeous!
I hope you got inspired about how to connect with your body and keep the energy flowing.
Remember, incorporate new routines and healthy lifestyle habits step by step, with ease and joy!
Your turn: What is the one new routine you can start integrating into your day to feel better? I'd love to hear how you support yourself first thing in the morning! Let me know in the comments below.
Stay healthy and keep shining,
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