Spring Fever Remedies

Now, the onset of March tends to get my basketball loving friends up and ready. But the rest of us are still slowly dragging ourselves out from under the weight of our winter blankets and heavy foods.

I encourage you to adopt a ritual, a practice, a "thing" that can help you flow into the next season with your eyes wide open. Light a candle or run through your backyard naked...or maybe just go with one of these 4 eye opening Spring Remedies to give you a lift:

Mat Sprucing: Spring cleaning is not just for your house. Yep, a quick freshening up of your yoga mat will go a long way. A natural cleaner can extend the life of your mat and every time you down dog...you'll get a little lift.

Aromatherapy Meditation: Your sense of smell can transport you to familiar and wonderful places. Just a few drops of an essential oil in a good diffuser and you're off. Find a comfortable seat and take deep steady breaths. Oh, and if you really want to get fancy...this is the one we use at Bija.

Daily Dose of Written Word: I collect books that are created to be absorbed in small doses. Why? Because it is still a challenge to find time to read anything at length. But I still prefer to fill my head with thoughtful information than nothing at all. Here are three books that never grow old for me: 1,001 Pearls of Yoga Wisdom by Liz Lark; Did I Say that Out Loud by Meg Barnhouse; and Everyday Osho.

Taking the time to acknowledge and release the passing season is a healthful way to keep your mind, body, and spirit in alignment while Mother Nature does her thing. And if you are feeling "a bit off", your ritual can help to get you back on track.

Consider topping your day off with this Spring Inspired Smoothie Recipe.

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Anti-inflammatory cucumber aids in digestion, hydrates, and helps detox winter-weary skin. Pear adds a hint of sweetness, while lime and fresh dill add an unexpected flavor pairing. Tiny, powerful chia seeds add fiber and protein for energy.

  • 1 1/2 oz baby spinach
  • 1 cucumber - chopped
  • 1 pear - chopped
  • 1 lime - juiced
  • 2 sprigs dill - stemmed
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice