Yoga in its deepest form is about body awareness and mindfulness, and serves to bring overall wellbeing to body, mind, and sprit. As we change seasons and blossom into spring from depths of winter, our bodies go through a rejuvenating phase as well. The shift from winter to spring can bring up changes in our bodies and our energy levels. While we should be more energetic and outgoing, we actually end up being slow and stagnant. Our bodies are essentially going through a process of shedding the weight of winter—both physically and mentally and hence seems to act in contradiction to the bright, warmer days and blooming plants around us.
But no worries, the following Yoga tips can help you make the transition smooth and swift, with ready energy to embrace the vibrancy and beauty mother nature is displaying for us.
- Join a regular Yoga Class
Winters can be challenging. Not only with the weather threats but also with how and what we eat and how much we let ourselves get away with! Skipping your practice on a cold blustery day seems like no big deal. But come Spring and with Summer not far behind, we need to fit into those dresses again! Joining a regular Yoga class will give your system the much needed boost and you will see benefits, both mentally as well as physically.
- Eat Healthy and Light
Just like our workouts, our food habits go for a spin in winters as well! While hot and comforting soul food is great during those cold winter nights, your body will be happy when you make a shift to lighter natural foods in spring.Try to stop heavy foods like red meat, nuts and wheat and go for light foods like juices, vegetables and beans.
- Fill your home and personal space with light and nature
According to Buddhism, not just our food but our entire environment factors into our health and wellbeing. What can be better than bringing in some spring sunshine and nature indoors after the winter season. Try to create a sense of lightness and vibrancy in your home by opening the blinds, burning some incense and choosing some nature friendly wall art.
- Get into some cool flowy apparel and accessories
It feels great to shed those winter layers right! Spring time is fun and you should pamper yourself and get some new flowy dresses and tunics for the fresh season. Match up with fun accessories and spring jewels to get into the mood and freshen up your look.
Hope these tips help you find the inspiration to energetically embrace spring and all the new beginnings it promises.
xoxo Namaste´ – Team Sivalya 💚