Spring into step.
Spring is governed by the wood element and seen as the time of year for taking a look at your life, and making new plans.
It is a time for getting up earlier, having a big STRETCH, lightening the diet, taking brisk walks and reflecting on nature’s awakening.The sight of spring bursting forth nourishes the soul through the eyes and provides the opportunity for us to detox physically, mentally and emotionally. As we cleanse and let go of internal pollutants we gain clarity and insight for new possibilities, habits and practises.As we dust off the proverbial cobwebs of winter, spring promotes renewed optimism and a feeling of breaking free. It is definitely a time of year that supports a willingness to try something new.
Look after yourself in spring by:
1. Go to bed no later than 10 pm and rise no later than 7am.
2. Spring clean house and mind.
3. Goal setting and planning.
4. Go green, eat green fruit and vegetables.
5. Begin to increase your exercise and stretching.
6. Protect yourself from the wind.
7. Express your feelings, especially release your anger.
8. Have patience, let life unfold naturally in time.
Karin's Favourite Sayings
“When you follow your bliss you live in a constant space of joy.
You open yourself to the abundance of the Universe.
You’re excited to share your life with those you love and your excitement,
your passion, your bliss becomes contagious….”
“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being,
while movement and methodical physical exercise saves it and preserves it.“
“............ if you really and sincerely and passionately want to do something
(and wholeheartedly, with the whole of your sincerest self) it is by doing that
that you will be most useful, will be giving the most, will be of most individual value.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“The man who does things makes mistakes, but he who doesn't makes the biggest mistake of all ------- nothing."
The 4 P’s
PORTRAY – portray a positive image of yourself which will reflect in your lifestyle.
PRACTISE - as you practice good habits of posture, this will carry over and unconsciously reflect in how you move through your day.
PROTECT - the key to protecting your body from aches and pains is good posture.
PREVENT - good posture provides you with a prevention strategy against wear and tear, for the long term health of your body.
“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states.”