Every human body needs a break! If you don’t let your body rest and rejuvenate it will break at some point- telling you quietly or loudly depending on what it comes up with that it really does need a rest. Whether this is negative thoughts in the mind, a cold or an even stronger flu, or something that really draws your attention and you have to stop and take note for a few weeks or months and enter into a more self loving, self care regime.
So it is Spring and nature is renewing itself. We see all the beautiful snowdrops slowly edging their way through the soil as it gently warms with the short burst of sunlight we see. The lovely brightness of daffodils that are teasing at the moment, with the pregnant but often closed heads about to burst into colour.
Our bodies are the same. Within my yoga classes at the moment we are preparing the body to awaken alongside nature. Often at this time of year we get lots of mucus related illnesses and the beginnings of allergies may start. All reflect the body trying to awaken into a lighter Spring Energy. Now depending on your time of life our bodies may naturally have the youthful spring in their step or they may require more care and attention to awaken this lightness of step enabling us to awaken with vigour in a morning. We may need to assist our body to feel good and have energy to do what we want to do with our days.
Detoxing the body is a great way to help us out of our Winter Hibernation mode. It’s like taking your car in for a service, let it have a change of oil, give it some love and attention to make sure your car keeps going! Same principle…..
Have you ever thought that our bodies may work in the same way?
Having a break from large amounts of heavy food for a day is a fantastic way to clean out your body. Freshly squeezed vegetable juices, raw foods, water and easily digestible foods just for 24 hours as a regular practice can make all the difference to your health.
Of course if you are under supervision of a current health consultant or feel this may not be right for you it is essential that you consult your doctor or natural health consultant before trying it out.
So try giving your body a break.
Happy Spring Cleaning!
Debs Fawcett x
To learn more go to soulharmonyyoga.co.uk for details on my Spring Detox workshop or Yoga classes.
Disclaimer: This post is intended to provide general information and does not take account individual circumstances. The opinions and advice contained come from the author and you need to make the decision as to whether it meets your needs, taking professional advice if you are unsure.