Spring cleaning is not only a good idea for your house.By all means, wipe off those spider webs, clear out your closets, wash your windows, and get rid of stuff you no longer need.But spring cleaning is also good for body and mind.
To help your body transition into spring you may choose to do a juice cleanse for a day or two this time of year.Lemon water with a bit of maple syrup or vegetable juices are recommended, in addition to lots of water and herbal teas.I am just getting over a cold, and those happen more in the spring and fall as the body’s way to clean itself out, although I can’t say that that cold was by design.
And finally, after house and body, the mind needs dusting as well.Yesterday we did a helpful meditation in yoga whereby you observe your thoughts (those that keep popping up when you try to meditate) and tag them to try to find a pattern and then amend it over time.Categories might be “judgment,” “feeling,” negative belief,” “positive observation,” or perhaps “planning.”Most of my thoughts were of the last category, meaning I kept being pulled into planning and anticipation mode about future events.On the other hand, I was happy to discover that no negative thoughts kept floating by.The message I got from the meditation was “be in the here and now.”What message will you get?
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