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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Touch Base with your True Nature....

Spring is a new beginning- the time of year to rise with the sun and get outside and move around, participate in "yang" activities, which in turn reflect the expansive, active, growing nature of spring. If you look around, you will probably notice new buds on trees and annuals peeking through the soil after the dark, cold, "yin" winter. The vibrant green color of the newly bloomed plants nourishes the soul through the eyes, hence the need to eat as much naturally decreases, and thus the body begins to cleanse itself naturally, not only of food residue but also of toxic or unnecessary emotions, or excessive desire. Vision becomes clearer and things are seen in new ways. This is a perfect time for discovering you true nature and giving attention to self awareness and self-expression.

I like to eat with the seasons, honestly it just makes sense to me and is actually really simple and I always feel as though my body is nourished with exactly what is needs at that moment. Eating in this way also allows you to eat locally more meaning you support your local farmers/companies and you are able to save money and saves energy globally.

Some foods perfect for springtime include-
-fresh greens, sprouts, wheat grass or other grasses, basil, fennel, marjoram, rosemary, caraway, dill, legumes, seeds, young beets, carrots, onions, and garlic...

This is a great time to eat more raw foods and sprouted foods, your diet will also most likely be the lightest during this time of year than any other season. All of these foods and practices promote cleansing and cooling the body which is perfect for us after the heavy, rich, and dense diet of winter. Think of springtime food as a means to renew your body.

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