The spring solstice is here, with a sparkling and secret message that everyone on the rocky path to a healthier lifestyle needs to hear: When the seasons change, we can, too.
Springtime is in the air,” writes Kenneth Cohen, a Qigong master of the Tao. ‘A good time for spring cleaning of mind and body through meditation, healing practices, eating spring greens, drinking herbaltonics (such as tea) and bathing in natural hot springs.’
Before I shower you with my own suggestions, let me ask: What’s your No. 1 wish when it comes to living a healthier life?
(Think for a minute, and then read on. These interactive columns are my favorites.) The truth is we humans can make positive change any day — if we’re really ready, if we’re committed. But in spring, Mother Nature gives us an extracellular push. Spring is the time of new beginnings, new growth. In spring, when all things made of light turn towards the light, it’s easier for you to do the same.
■ Do something you’re afraid to do. Fear keeps us from being the person we’d like to become. Over the next few weeks and months, face a fear . . . and work through it. Stop coloring your hair. Volunteer at a hospice. Jump out of a plane, with an instructor, tandem, screaming.
Source: health.herald tribune