Contributed by Laurie Ward. Laurie is a Toronto-based Shiatsu Therapist offering treatments downtown. She has been part of the health and wellness community for more than 20 years. Get more info and connect at laurieward.ca.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine spring is the time of cleansing, growth, creativity and renewal. It is represented by the element of wood and commanded by the liver. After resting in winter, the energy of wood propels us forward, giving us the motivation to make new plans and start new projects.
You can help harness this vibrant spring energy by letting go of emotions that no longer serve you – specifically those rooted in anger, resentment, frustration and lethargy. Think of it as a spring cleaning for your mind. By releasing the old you can usher in fresh new experiences.
Now that the weather is turning warm you can get outside for walks which always helps relieve stress and anxiety so you are in a calm and relaxed state when you begin to put your new plans into action.