Winter to Spring

Michael hetherington liver and gall bladder meridians connected with smooth flow of energy around the body and detoxifying. Yoga opening the side body and shoulders, pummelling and qigong.

Spring is that time of year when new energy, new life and new dreams blossom. As we move out of the colder and more introverted months of winter, we move into the welcome light and warmth of spring. There is freshness and a sense of optimism in the atmosphere as the energy of the sunlight feeds our bodies, our minds and inspires our spirits. The season of spring is associated with the Wood element and is

connected to the organs and meridians of the liver and gallbladder. Wood represents new life, rapid growth, flexibility, adaptability and the color green. The liver and the gallbladder are very influential organs as they are largely involved in the process of detoxification, purification, digestion and the energy of expansion and movement. The liver and gallbladder however are easily agitated and this can impact digestion, detoxification, trigger anger and frustration and mild states of depression.

Spring is the when yang energy starts expanding and growing and this is why it feels natural to be more upbeat and energized in spring. It’s a great time of year to ride the wave of this yang energy by getting up early, engaging in more movement activities like walking or yoga (especially in the mornings) and launching ourselves into new projects. Spring is the time to feel energized, refreshed, expansive, adaptable, flexible, creative and ready for new opportunities. It’s time to launch that business idea you’ve been planning and thinking about for so long. It’s time to start that new exercise class or enroll in that course you’ve always wanted to take.

Spring is one of the best times of year to grow and expand into your higher self.

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