Tips for a Spring Clean

Clean out your house – open the windows, let fresh air come in, clear out your closet, air your duvets, move the furniture around, do your Agnihotra or just light a candle, make some sound in every corner – clap your hands around the house and let the stagnant energy shift

Clean out your body – a perfect time to get rid of the built up toxins of the winter, a time to cleanse the liver, gallbladder and GI tract (we can help you with this). Drink plenty of warm water with freshly ground ginger or cinnamon.

You need to move in the spring season to shake off all the extra weight and toxins however it is good to first just sit. Take 15 minutes every day to just sit and do nothing. Just gaze into empty space and then only get up and go about doing what you need to. You will find this rest gives you energy, enthusiasm and direction to go about doing what needs to get done.

Clean out your mind and emotions – the simplest way is through silence and breathing. Use Nadi Sodhana or Alternate Nostril breathing that is great for cleansing the channels and balancing the doshas, the chakras and the right and left brain activities.

In Ayurveda excess talking or pralapa is a sign of heightened Vata which drains energy. So silence helps to renew energy, draws you inward and brings clarity..