Why Spring Brings Extra Pep To Your Step
Hello and Happy Spring!
Can you feel that jolly little “up” energy in the air?
If the longer days and warming temps seem to have put some extra pep in your step, realize it’s not just your imagination. All of Nature is waking from winter’s long nap, and so you’ll see maple and cherry trees budding. Daffodils and tulips poking cheery petals up through the soil. Spring peepers singing their little froggy heads off. While backyard birds offer up a rousing chorus, confirming we’ve finally turned the corner on months of cold and darkness!
For others, though, this surge can intensify certain disharmonies associated with the liver. Which means imbalances in which stuck or stagnant energy plays a prominent role – like anxiety or insomnia or migraine headaches – can intensify with Spring’s onset. If you find yourself suffering from any of these issues, it can be helpful to engage the lung. Because deep breathing can help soothe and move liver energy, exercises like walking and yoga can improve many symptoms as it eases stagnation.
From a Chinese medicine perspective, the liver meridian is associated with Spring. Energetically speaking, a healthy and balanced liver is considered “the free and easy wanderer”. That’s because the liver likes to be able to move energy easily within our bodies, without restraint or resistance. So if the liver is well aspected, our bodies respond enthusiastically to Spring’s upward push. And that can feel amazing. Many of us will simply experience an inner sense of delight or a burst of creativity for no apparent reason.
Beyond affecting how you feel physically, Spring also ushers in an ideal time to initiate change or make a fresh start in any area of your life. So if you’ve been looking for some extra incentive to paint a room, take a class, begin a novel, or start exercising, now’s the perfect time to harness Nature’s boost of energy and create a new beginning!
Of course, if you’re not feeling up to par or simply could use some extra motivation, you may want to schedule an acupuncture appointment. This ancient healing technique can help ensure you’re moving through life in as balanced a way as possible. Whether you’re needing assistance with any kind of issue or you’re just looking to maintain wellness, I generally recommend at least one session with each change of the seasons so you can always feel your best . . . naturally!
Oh, and I hope you’ll keep an eye out for my own Spring project – my next book! This nonfiction work offers many practical self-care and self-empowerment strategies by examining the lesser-known lower leg chakras.Pants Down: How The Trousers-To-Toes Chakras Can Keep You Turned On, Tuned In, And Toned Up is in the final editing stages with the publisher. Plans are to release this work exclusively as an E-book.