Last week’s blog explored HOW to solve the Top 5 common Spring issues from a Japanese Yoga (and Traditional Chinese Medicine = TCM) perspective.
If you missed Part 1 in this series, the Top 5 Spring issues are:
Part 2 explored two simple activities:
In Part 3 -the final part of this series -we’ll look at two more basic approaches to support your body be free of these Spring challenges.
Certain pure essential oils can support the body to efficiently return to balance.
You can expect to get long term results as long as your essential oils are:
– Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade
– Used safely (ie diluted) and appropriately
– You refer to trustworthy resources to guide you in how to use them safely*
I’ve been using pure essential oils and sharing them with my family and friends for years.
They’ve been a complete game-changer for my health and wellbeing and have saved many a visit to the GP to be told my daughter has a ‘virus’.
Here are some essential oils that can support you in Spring:
Lavender, Lavender Peace, In Tune, Cedarwood, Siberian Fir, Ylang Ylang
Inhale or diffuse any of these oils
Lavender, Peppermint + Lemon Oil
Diffuse 2 drops of each oil together PLUS make a rollerbottle with 5 drops each of these oils (for children) or 10 drops each of these oils(for adults) and fractionated coconut oil
The essential oil brand I know, use and love is Doterra.
In my experience there’s no other company as committed to purity, sustainability and ethical practices with essential oils as Doterra.
I’ve been taking Doterra’s Lifelong Vitality Supplements for over 3 years and have barely had any illness since I started taking them.
To be more efficient with my spending I even take half the recommended dose……( I figure I’m a lightweight so that’s all I need).
These supplements are TGA approved in Australia and by far the best supplements I’ve ever taken.
By all means if you’ve achieved results with other essential oil brands and you stand by their sustainability and ethical practices, I encourage you to use what works best for your body.
If you’re curious about Doterra essential oils, click here.
During spring we can either support the body through the foods we eat, or not support the body through the foods we eat.
The choice is always ours!
You can support your body and the Liver and Gall Bladder meridians during spring by eating more: broad leafy greens, miso, barley, wheat, rye, oats, celery, spring onions, sour and fermented foods, sprouts.
You can resist supporting the body during spring by eating more: Dairy, sugar, alcohol, poultry, eggs, animal fats, white flour.
A note on food: I’m not suggesting a blanket rule that all these foods must be eliminated.
A healthy body can tolerate just about anything in moderation and can adapt and bounce back quickly.
And of course different ethnic and cultural backgrounds have different levels of acceptance for certain food types. Plus the climate you live in plays a big part as well.
And, if you’re prone to any of those spring health issues mentioned above, I invite you to experiment with increasing (and/or minimising) the foods recommended for a few weeks and simply checking in with your body to see how you feel and respond.
* From Modern Essentials Reference
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