How to align with the Energies of Spring?
After the dull and dark winter days, spring is finally here. We can enjoy more light, as the days are getting longer and bath in the life giving sunshine. It is the season of new beginnings. It’s about the seeds, which germinate and start pushing up through the soil and then grow into gorgeous plants, flowers. As nature going through these very visible changes we are also transitioning. Our being is adjusting on every level.
What is spring fatigue?
Our body follows the changes of the seasons. In winter as we slow down our hormone levels are changing: our serotonin and dopamine levels drop and cortisol level gets higher, which results in mood changes, us becoming less motivated and more stressed… We nourish ourselves more by eating heavy, sugary and spicy food to keep our body warm, and also we tend to sleep more.
When spring sprung the temperature raises, we feel the need for becoming more active and our body is trying to keep up with the increased energy demand. When trying to switch to higher gears suddenly we realise how tired actually we are.
WALK, EXERCISE – to ground your energies and strengthen your lungs
If you think about the 5 elements spring belongs to Wood energy. It’s time to ground yourself by spending more time outdoors, taking walks in the countryside, gardening and connecting with the Earth’s energies. They are nourishing us, energising us with warming beautiful vibrations.
Exercise – especially in spring it’s very important to do daily physical exercises until you break sweat. By doing so, you are strengthening your lung energy, which balances out the increased energy of your liver, which is strong in spring. People do tend to cough a lot this time of the year, which is caused by strong liver energy i.e. your lung is trying to balance it out, but not strong enough to do so. Therefore try to use your breath to strengthen your lungs. It has many other benefits too.
BREATHE – to release stress and energise your body
Usually we take our breath for granted, until we actually run out of it, because of an illness, strenuous physical exercise… Just because you are breathing it doesn’t mean you are doing it the right way. Breathing properly is actually an art. Since I have become a Qi Gong for Health Teacher I realised how true it is. At least half of my students breathe the wrong way when we meet, which can put extra pressure to their heart, causing dizziness, and weakened lung energy.
To strengthen your lungs just step outside to your garden and breathe deeply, and gently for a few minutes or if it’s not possible open the windows and do breathing exercises at home.
Breathing is an all round magical tool, and it’s always with you. It helps to release built up stress from your body and calms you down. Here is a very effective Nourishing Qi Gong exercise. Qi Gong is an amazing self-healing art, which combines breathing, intention, gentle exercises and a meditative state of mind, which nourishes your being, boosts your immune system, provides you with an energy boost, emotional balance and a lot more.
“I am calm, relaxed” – breathing exercise
This exercise combines positive affirmations and breath to release stress and relax your mind and body. By placing your tongue behind your upper teeth you are connecting your two main meridian lines (energy highways), which helps the energy flow. So here is the exercise step-by-step:
- Take a seated position and close your eyes.
- Place the tip of your tongue behind your upper teeth, Breathe in, whilst thinking “I am”
- Keep your tongue in position, Hold your breath, whilst thinking “Calm”
- Then drop your tongue down and Breathe out, thinking “Relaxed”
- Repeat step 2 -4 a few times
- Then slowly come back to the room and open your eyes.
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HEAL WITH CRYSTALS – to balance and boost your energies
Healing crystals can provide you with an easy and quick energy boost. You can buy Chakra stones, a set of 7 crystals . Their energy vibration and colour frequency work with your chakras (energy centres), which are distributing energy to each of your organs. It only takes 20 minutes to balance your energies this way.
Lay down in a comfortable position, place the stones on the chakra centres and relax. You can light scented candles, burn incenses, listen to relaxing music to involve more of your senses in the experience, and afterwards you will feel relaxed or energised depending on what you are in need of. When you purchase a Chakra set from my Web shop full instructions are provided on how to use the crystals and what to do afterwards.
BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF – rest and eat well to nourish your body
Your body is just waking up after the winter months, so be gentle with it. Rest, take a nap, when you can, and try to have a good night sleep.
Fortify your body with Vitamins and the right nutrition. You need to lessen your sugar intake and eat less spicy food to take the pressure off your liver. Eat more vegetables, basil garlic, onion, which are helpful for your liver and benefit your other organs too…
And most of all enjoy this beautiful season.
- Eva Maria Hunt, Energy Therapist, Artist and Law of Attraction Practitioner trading as Spiritual Wonders
- Thame, Oxfordshire, UK
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- Kenneth Cohen – The Way of Qi Gong: “I am calm, relaxed” exercise
- Master Chunyi Lin – Spring Forest Qi Gong – in the subject of Nutrition and Weather and Seasons