Spring into Spring

How do you harness the power of this new season from your health?

In Chinese medicine, spring is liver time.  The liver is associated with wood and the color green; think of all the little green plants beginning their journey from seed to tree right now!  The lesson from the season is to remain succulent and pliant, as opposed to brittle and unbending.  The best qualities of wood come out when we get both strength and flexibility working together.   To maximize the potential of the season, it may be time to clean your liver so anything causing congestion or stiffness in the body can be flushed out.  The gentle weather and warm sun help get the body going as you pick foods to hydrate and nourish.  Think green- green salads, green juices, green apples and dark bitter sauteed veggies.