Spring is the season of rebirth and rejuvenation. While we mostly associate “spring cleaning” with closet space, it’s also the perfect time of the year to assess our mental and physical wellness, to reflect on our personal growth, and to set new goals for the seasons ahead.
As you dive into spring, keep the spirit of rejuvenation in line with your holistic health goals. Whether you’ve started to slip on some of your New Year’s resolutions or you simply feel the need for a little more serenity in your life, make now the time to start fresh with these basic holistic health tips for full-body wellness.
- Start or Maintain a Yoga Practice
Yoga may be great for building strength and flexibility in your physical joints and muscles, but daily practice can also help cultivate inner peace and mental calm. Those effects can shape your physical well-being, too. One study found that new yogis who built in a daily practice on the mat could lower their blood pressure levels within just three weeks.
- Encourage a Healthy Lifestyle
You know the old saying: You are what you eat. If winter blues have taken a toll on your diet, then the fresh, seasonal produce of spring is sure to put a little zest back into your plate. Encourage healthy eating habits in those around you, too, by planning a spring potluck or taking a visit to the local farmer’s market.
Spring also tends to be the time of year where our schedules and planner books fill up faster than we can keep track. Be sure to take time for yourself in the form of meditation, which can be beneficial not only for relieving mental stress but physical and emotional stress as well. Meditation can also help you get a good night’s rest to energize your busy days: even people prone to insomnia found they could fall asleep better after keeping up with a daily meditation ritual.
As the natural world around us gives birth to new life for another year, pause to appreciate the wonders of spring and consider how you can incorporate its essence into your physical wellness and mental awareness. Yoga, diet, and meditation are the foundations of a truly holistic health practice. As we reset our clocks for spring, it’s time to reset our bodies and minds, too.