It’s Spring cleaning time—the birds are singing, buds are forming on the trees, light is returning, and all around us new life is unfolding. The dormancy of winter has passed and we are emerging from our hibernation. Our bodies, too, slowed down during the winter months as we spent more time inside. We were less active, more insular, and more sedentary. Now, with the advent of spring, we are re-emerging into life. The sun, air, flowers, trees, everything is coming forth. It’s time to breathe in the fresh air, throw off the old blanket of winter, and come out and play.
Rejuvenation in Body and Mind
Spring has sprung, and there is much rejuvenation in the air. Both our homes and bodies are ready for a good cleaning. It’s the perfect time of year to put away those heavy coats and jackets and bring out lighter, more colorful clothing.
It’s also the perfect time to clean your body and shed any extra pounds you’ve gained during the winter. Maybe rekindle resolutions you set earlier this year—to start meditating, take up yoga, take better care of yourself, develop healthy habits, strengthen your immune system, and attend to existing health issues. Stop putting your life on hold and step into the light of a brazen new day. And it’s definitely a great time to declutter both your home and mind in order to approach this new season with perfect mental health and clarity.
How to Detox the Body
So, let’s talk about detoxification. How does one detox the body of the toxins that have accumulated over the winter months? There are many ways: drink water, attend the farmers market, eat more fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole foods, exercise, spend time outside, play frisbee, run, walk, or enjoy your favorite sports. We highly recommend an Ayurvedic detox program like an authentic Panchakarma or our Ayurveda Home Cleanse.
Ayurveda is a system of medicine native to India that has been around for thousands of years and treats the mind and the body to improve health and promote wellness.
Detoxifying in the Spring is an important part of the Ayurvedic seasonal routine, as Spring is the kapha season. The wet, cool weather reflects the moist, cool heavy qualities of the kapha dosha that predominate from March to June.
What are the benefits of spring cleaning for the body?
- Weight loss
- Feeling lighter, clearer
- Having more energy and stamina
- Connecting with nature
- Having healthier skin, nails, and hair
- Increasing Vitamin D
Spring cleaning clears away the dross, rejuvenates the body, mind, and spirit, and boosts our overall health. It is a win-win choice for optimizing your life so you can blossom into radiance.