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Spring Clearing Rituals

Kaitlyn Hickling, ORGANIC INDIA USA
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spring cleaning isn't just for your house!

A common ritual for welcoming spring is to do a massive cleaning around the house. Spring cleaning is cathartic, allowing us to get rid of the old and bring in the new! Why not take the same approach with your body and mind?

Fall and winter have their place. The colder, quieter months offer introspection, relaxation, and abundance. We are returning to an extroverted, light, transformative time of the year. As Spring comes into full force, take the time to clear your body and mind from the inside-out.

Here are five spring clearing rituals to to embody holistic spring cleaning:

1. Make a List and Set Intentions

Make a list of all of the things you love and desire. Make a list of the actions in your everyday life. Compare.

This activity sounds simple but is extremely powerful. It can be especially helpful to reassess where your spending and devoting your time, money, and relationships. It can also help inspire motivation and more clear ideas on how to achieve your goals.

Set intentions for your short-term and long-term goals. Manifest yourself already achieving these goals. Grab a pen and paper and layout a strategic plan with a timeline and steps of how to get there. Don't be afraid to seek out help where you need it.

2. Honor your Rhythm

You know what greatly effects your ability to feel free and clear? Proper digestion.

Let's go back to the basics: seek out a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, offering plenty of fiber. Fiber is incredibly important in our daily diet and yet many of us fall short of getting the recommended quantities. We either don't get enough from the foods we consume, or we are not eating enough of the right foods!

If you don't get enough natural fiber in your diet, and you struggle with digestive ailments, seek out a natural and organic alternative.

1. Organic Whole Husk Psyllium

Packed with soluble and insoluble fiber; super easy to add to smoothies, beverages, and food for a nutty flavor.

2. Triphala

Cleanses and supports the entire GI tract, improving digestion, elimination, and assimilation of nutrients.

3. Practice Movement

Moving is one of the simplest and most refreshing activities we can do for our bodies.

Try a new activity! It's a great time of year to start something new. If you are feeling motivated, join a new gym, yoga studio, or rec center!

More of an outside exerciser? Follow the tempo of springtime and incorporate a new movement practice into your life! Get outside and go for a walk, meet up with a rock climbing group, or go for a long bike ride. Savor the senses of spring and appreciate all of the new blooms, sounds, and smells that surround you.

4. Stay Hydrated and Don't Forget to Breathe

Yes, sometimes it's that simple.

One of the easiest things you can do for your health is drink plenty of good quality water, and have a regular breath practice.

It's no surprise that water helps us stay energized and remove potentially harmful toxins from our bodies. Dehydration can lead to headaches, fatigue, foul moods, and many other frustrating symptoms. If you don't already, carry around a water bottle with you during the day as a way to help you remember to drink more water.

A regular breath practice can help reduce stress, increase oxygen absorption, and elevate mood. Check out relaxation and breathing apps like Calm or the Meditation Studio.

Tip for how much water to drink: Take your body weight and divide it in half. The number you get is the total amount of ounces you need to drink on a daily basis.

5. Flow with the Season

Spring means it's time for farmer’s markets!

What better way to welcome the new season then by picking up some organic produce. Eating locally available fresh fruits and vegetables provides our body with the nutrients it needs to feel clean, healthy, and nourished.

Try making a healthy new salad, smoothie, or even juice up your favorite fruits and vegetables. There are plenty of recipes on the ORGANIC INDIA blog that can inspire you to step into a healthy, revitalized season!

Welcome Spring!