Spring has sprung! The days are warmer and longer, birds are singing their songs and baby animals are being born. Buds are blooming and trees are sprouting new growth. It really is the most wonderful time of the year.
In our yoga practice, we align ourselves with the cycles of nature. The element correlating to the season of spring is wood, symbolising new growth. The organs we work with are the liver and the gallbladder. The liver is responsible for detoxifying the body after the heaviness and often stagnant energy of the winter. Spring is a perfect time of year to detox or spring clean – your mind, your body and your home.
We can stimulate the cleansing of the body by eating seasonally and eating lighter. Great foods for the liver include ginger, garlic, carrot, broccoli and kale.
We can improve the energy flow to our liver and gallbladder organs, helping them to work optimally by practicing the following yoga poses: