Spring Cleanse

With the change of seasons from winter to spring the body begins the process of re-emergence. Moving into springtime the channels of detoxification open and we start to remove the sluggishness of winter hibernation. As the days get longer and our bodies and minds demand more of us, it is time for fresh approaches to our diet, lifestyle, exercise and attitude. It is a time to be more flexible, energetic, humorous, spontaneous, creative and thoughtful. It’s time to welcome spring and clean up our act!

In Ayurvedic medicine promoting wholism is acknowledged through the elements and doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). As we move into a time of growth, production and transformation, supporting the Vatta Dosha is recommended to help keep the balance and nourish the wellbeing. The Vata dosha (constitution) helps to move us naturally from the cold conditions of winter to the hot conditions of summer. Diet and food choices play a role in helping the body to move from one season to the next. Foods, which are heating, are recommended in wintertime to keep the internal combustion firing, however, in the shift to springtime we function better on warming foods as opposed to heating or cooling foods.


  • Unprocessed foods
  • Fresh, live foods
  • Sprouts
  • Fermented foods (sauerkraut, pickles, yoghurts, sourdough bread)
  • Vegetable juices
  • Crispy green vegetables and spring greens
  • Stir fries
  • Increase water intake in preparation for summer
  • Good oils are important to maintain health
  • Lighten the load on your digestive system by reducing heavy winter foods


  • Body scrubs, lymphatic massage or skin brushing
  • Yoga asanas (Mountain, Tree, Warrior, Lunge, Triangle, Corpse)
  • Begin a new and fresh exercise regime in preparation for summer to promote circulation (walking, swimming, dancing, yoga)


  • Positive affirmation “I am grounded through times of transition”
  • Safely and productively release and emotions you may have internalised over winter. Release the things that do not serve you any longer
  • Realise and change the things that make you feel sluggish and hold you back from reaching your potential
  • Begin to socialise with positive and inspiring people. Enjoy good company so your soul is satisfied
  • Get yourself organised, plan some goals to help keep you motivated and moving forward
  • Be mindful and gentle with yourself and others
  • Remember the philosophies of keeping things simple and less is best so you don’t feel overwhelmed or burdened with demands and expectations
  • Meditate on letting things go and free yourself from stagnating attitudes