A Guide to Seasonal Living Through Ayurveda This Spring (Part 2/3)
Welcome to Part 2 of this spring series!
If you haven't seen Part 1 yet, click here to catch up. Part 2 will make more sense after you look through Part 1.
Let's dive right in.
If you remember, our keywords for spring are light, dry, warm and refreshing.
Those keywords are important because they are the general qualities that are going to help you harmonize with the season. And when you are in harmony with nature you will experience more health and vitality.
What does this have to do with interior design, you might be asking. My belief is that interior design and styling extends to everything we do at home to support ourselves and our families, including setting the stage for routines and habits that make us feel good.
In my experience, the seasonal home does that on many levels.
In Part 1 we discussed tips for how you can apply the spring keywords to your home. Part 2 is going to look at how you can apply them to your lifestyle.
Springtime is about renewal and revitalization and here are 10 ways you can get into the spring rhythm:
- Develop some focused intentions for yourself, but embrace the light-heartedness that springtime tends to inspire.
- Springtime routines are not intended to be rigid or static.
- Gradually begin to rise earlier, usually by 6am or before and head to bed by 11pm-12am to sync your circadian rhythm.
- Socialize and initiate (or rekindle) meaningful relationships. Enjoy friends and loved ones. It is also a great time to play.
- Make time for exercise first thing in the morning to promote clarity and energy.
- Daytime napping is not recommended.
- Try something new, embrace a sense of playfulness and adventure, and give your wild side some outlets for expression.
- Dress in bright, warming colors like reds, yellows, and oranges in the early spring. As the weather heats up, shift toward cooling blues, greens, purples, and whites.
- Consider adding a sauna into your routine.
- As always, make hydration a priority.
I hope you enjoyed these Ayurvedic tips for your spring season lifestyle. I've created a free Spring Guide that goes into more depth and covers tips and recipes for your home, lifestyle and kitchen. Download it HERE.