How To Drop That Winter Weight

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

How To Drop That Winter Weight

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind, & spirit.  When one is free of physical disabilities and mental distractions, the Gates of the soul open”- B.K.S Iyengar

March is upon us, which means spring is right around the corner, thank goodness. This past winter has been particularly harsh on our bodies (and if you like the sunshine and warmth maybe your spirit too). During winter our bodies tend to crave warm comforting foods and it is natural for us to store fat.

As the end of winter approaches we might be feeling a bit “heavier” then usual and our bodies may be depleted in energy. Well, I’m here to tell you that this is part of our bodies natural way of being. Instead of criticizing ourselves for putting on those extra winter pounds, let’s set a goal for ourselves to enter spring feeling replenished and restored.

So, how can we do that? Here are some simple ways to release that extra winter weight and feel better about our bodies.

Cleanse Your Body

To cleanse your body, give it a break from rich and complicated foods by either cleansing or fasting for a short period of time. Cleansing means paring down your food to just simple fruits and vegetables, lots of water and perhaps whole grains. Fasting means limiting most foods and drinking lots of water, fresh vegetable and fruit juices, teas and soups. Cleansing and fasting can sharpen your concentration, help you gain insight and promote spiritual awareness. It can also bring improved immune function and better digestion.

Move Your Body

We all know how important exercise is in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle, but movement is also a great way to cultivate more energy. Exercise stimulates adrenaline in our body. This leads to major shift in our energy.  If you’re looking to increase your energy and shed extra pounds start moving your body NOW!

Drink More Water

During winter we tend to get more dehydrated. This can manifest in many ways, but most often it can lead to a decrease in energy or even mild hunger. Making sure you drink enough water is essential for nourishing yourself and balancing the body.

Get More Sleep

Most of us are sleep deprived.  When our bodies are tired and in need of rest we experience more stress and our blood sugar levels fluctuate very easily.  This causes our body to be depleted of energy.  Many of us feel guilty for taking the time we need to rest and restore, however it essential for our health.  Most of us need at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night to help balance our energy levels throughout the day.

Cleanse Your Mind

As you know I believe that we cannot have a healthy body without having a positive mindset. Use this opportunity to throw away negative thoughts and habits you’ve been harboring that no longer serve you. A clean, open heart will allow you to receive all the good that awaits you each and every day. If your heart and mind are cluttered, there is no room for life’s gifts and surprises to enter.

While we transition between seasons our bodies naturally want to become more balanced.  Cleansing our bodies and minds, even for a short period of time, can have a tremendous impact on our overall well-being.  This can be overwhelming or seem scary if you are unsure what to do. If you are in need of support or simply curious how you can cleanse the body then contact me for more info!

 

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