Posts Tagged as: Seasonal Wisdom
I have a number of blog articles on cleansing, and spring wisdom, which you can read here, so in this post I will focus on simply sharing with you some of my personal favorite spring cleansing recipes to help you lighten up with the season….
Though there is still snow on the ground here is Whistler the expansive energy of Spring is unmistakable and with Sweet Springit comes a shift in what I am eating, how I am working and they way I approach my yoga practice. They rhythms of nature are endlessly inspiring to me and so last night I offered a free Spring Wisdom webinar ….
January is a great time to dream big, nourish desire, and vision the future. And if we then bring into being practices, rituals, routines, and relationships that take us in the direction of our dreams and visions than we will find that the habits and attitudes that are not nourishing us will generally fall away on their own…..
If you do yoga long enough you will notice that you start to make different choices. You may start to gradually lose your desire for foods that make you feel heavy and dull, you may lose interest in relationships that don’t uplift you, and you may find yourself craving simplicity over excess…..
I love autumn as it is a season of great clarity for me and is typically the time of year that I re- assess what I have been putting my energy into and how I want to create positive changes going forward. It is a time of cleansing and releasing as well as a time of vision and intention. All the best decisions I have made regarding my life path were made in the fall and so I have learned to trust the guidance I receive from within at this time….
As the second full moon of August waxes towards the first new moon of September here in the mountains there has been a definite shift towards autumn that can be felt in the cool mornings and earlier evenings, and can be seen in the first yellow leaves beginning to fall from the trees. The fullness…
I bought my first book on the topic of Ayurveda years before I went to my first yoga class. I loved how Ayurveda spoke about constitutional types as well as seasonal considerations, rather than simply a one approach fits all philosophy. It made sense to me. Though not much else that I read in the book did, as I had no context for it at the time….
Here are some of my favorite spring time recipes that I have been making lately while spring cleansing. Cleansing does not need to be an exercise in deprivation but rather can be a celebration of the lighter, brighter spring season. All of these recipes highlight the spring tastes that assist our body in releasing the heaviness of winter, support our bodies in detoxing naturally and nourish us with prana…..
According to the science of Ayurveda each season is ruled by two of the five elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. The spring season is characterized by an excess of Earth and Water (Kapha Dosha) and has the qualities of coldness, heaviness, and dampness. So even though the cherry blossoms are out and the days are longer there is still a winter chill in the air on most days, the spring rains are heavy, and the ground is wet and cold….
In the Christian traditions the period of time between Dec 24th and January 6th is known as the Holy Nights or the 12 Days of Christmas and is honored as a sacred time. For myself I feel that my own Holy Nights begin on the Winter Solstice and run right through to the Feast of Epiphany on January 6th….