Spring Awakening: Shed Your Winter Coat with Ayurveda

March 15, 2024

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As the snow melts and the first green shoots of spring make their appearance, it’s time to think about shedding our winter coat—not just the physical one we wear but the metaphorical one that encompasses the sluggishness, heaviness, and inertia that can accumulate during the cold months. Ayurveda, the ancient holistic healing system from India, offers a treasure trove of wisdom to help us transition smoothly into spring, revitalizing our bodies, minds, and spirits. This spring, let’s embrace Ayurvedic practices to awaken our inner vitality and step into the season of renewal with energy and joy. Download Your Free Spring Wellness Guide Now!

Understanding the Seasonal Shift in Ayurveda

In Ayurveda, each season is associated with a dominant dosha—Vata (air and space), Pitta (fire and water), and Kapha (earth and water). Late winter into early spring is considered Kapha season, characterized by qualities of wetness, cold, heaviness, and stagnation. These qualities can manifest in our bodies and minds as congestion, weight gain, fatigue, and a feeling of being stuck. The goal during this seasonal transition is to balance Kapha by introducing elements of warmth, lightness, dryness, and movement, both in our physical routines and dietary habits.

Revitalize with Ayurvedic Yoga Practices

Yoga, an integral part of Ayurvedic medicine, offers a variety of practices to help balance Kapha during spring. Dynamic, energizing sequences such as Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar) are perfect for warming up the body and shaking off lethargy. Incorporating poses that open the chest and stimulate the digestive fire, like backbends and twists, can also be particularly beneficial. Warrior poses (Virabhadrasana series) invigorate the body and build strength, combating the heaviness associated with Kapha. A regular yoga practice tailored to the needs of the season can be a powerful tool in your spring wellness arsenal.

Kundalini Yoga for Spring

Kundalini Yoga, known as the yoga of awareness, combines dynamic postures, breathwork, and meditation to awaken and move the Kundalini energy at the base of the spine. Spring is an excellent time to practice Kundalini Yoga to shake off winter’s lethargy and invigorate the body and mind.

3 Kundalini Kriyas & Meditations for Spring:

  1. Kriya for Awakening to Your Ten Bodies: This kriya works on all ten bodies (the physical body, three mental bodies, and six energy bodies) according to Kundalini Yoga. It’s a comprehensive practice that can help you feel balanced, energized, and more aware of your multidimensional self, perfect for embracing the newness of spring.
  2. Nabhi Kriya for Prana-Apana: Focusing on the third chakra, this kriya balances the prana (life force) and apana (eliminating force), essential for digestive health and vitality. It involves a series of movements and breathwork that stimulate the navel center, aiding in detoxification and energy flow. This kriya is particularly beneficial in spring, as it helps to shed the inertia of winter and ignite the body’s internal fire, promoting a sense of renewal and dynamism.
  3. Kriya for Detoxification: This set includes poses and breathwork designed to cleanse the liver and other organs, vital for flushing out toxins accumulated over the winter. It can involve dynamic movements such as twisting poses, arm pumps, and breath of fire (a rapid, rhythmic nasal breath) to stimulate the body’s natural cleansing processes. This kriya enhances the effectiveness of a spring cleanse by supporting the body’s detox pathways, leading to improved well-being and clarity.
  4. Meditation for Renewal: This meditation practice focuses on embracing new beginnings and shedding old patterns, perfect for the transformative energy of spring. It may incorporate mantra chanting, mudras (hand positions), and visualization techniques to open the heart and mind to new possibilities. A common mantra for this practice is “Sat Nam,” which means “truth is my identity,” helping to align with your highest truth as you move forward into the new season

Nourish Your Body with Kapha-Balancing Foods

Diet plays a crucial role in maintaining balance in Ayurveda. During Kapha season, it’s important to favor foods that are light, warm, and dry to counteract the cool, damp qualities of spring. Incorporate plenty of warm, cooked meals with spices like ginger, turmeric, and black pepper to stimulate digestion and metabolism. Opt for grains such as barley, millet, and quinoa, and enjoy a variety of legumes. Lightly cooked vegetables and small amounts of lighter fruits like apples and pears can help keep Kapha in check. And don’t forget to start your day with a revitalizing cup of the Kapha Kickstart Elixir, a ginger and turmeric-infused beverage designed to awaken your senses and cleanse your body. Keep reading for the recipe below.

Embrace the Power of Journaling

Spring is not only a time for physical renewal but also for mental and emotional rejuvenation. Journaling can be a powerful practice for clearing out the old and making space for the new. Use this time to reflect on your goals, aspirations, and the areas of your life you wish to transform. Journal prompts such as “What habits or beliefs am I ready to release with the winter season?” or “How can I introduce more lightness and movement into my daily life?” can guide your reflections and support your journey of renewal. Check out one of my favorite journals, The Mindfulness Journal: Daily Practices, Writing Prompts, and Reflections for Living in the Present Moment

Create a Daily Routine for Vibrant Health

An Ayurvedic daily routine, or dinacharya, can help align your body’s rhythms with the natural cycles of the day and the seasons. Start your morning with a glass of warm water with lemon to wake up your digestive system. Follow this with a session of invigorating yoga and meditation to set a positive tone for the day. Throughout the day, stay hydrated, take breaks to move your body, and enjoy Kapha-balancing meals. In the evening, wind down with gentle yoga or a walk, practice gratitude journaling, and ensure you get to bed at a reasonable hour to support restorative sleep. If this sounds lovely to you and you want more information, download the Free Spring Cleanse Guide.

The Magic of the Kapha Kickstart Elixir

One of the highlights of your spring wellness routine should be the Kapha Kickstart Elixir, a simple yet potent drink that embodies the essence of the season. As we embrace the vibrant energy of spring, it’s the perfect time to introduce a ritual that’ll have you leaping out of bed with a spring in your step. Meet your new morning best friend: the Kapha Kickstart Elixir. Here is the recipe! This elixir offers a burst of energy when enjoyed first thing in the morning to kickstart your metabolism and infuse your day with vitality.

Crafted with the wisdom of Ayurveda, this elixir is more than just a drink; it’s a celebration of renewal, a daily toast to your health, and a delightful way to align with the season’s vitality.


  • 1-inch fresh ginger root, grated (for that invigorating kick)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (your golden glow from within)
  • Juice of 1 fresh lemon (for a burst of sunshine and vitamin C)
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey (optional, for a touch of natural sweetness and balance)
  • A pinch of black pepper (to enhance turmeric absorption and add a little spice)
  • 2 cups of warm water


  1. Bring the water to a gentle simmer. Add the grated ginger and turmeric powder, and let the magic simmer for about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and let it cool to a warm, sippable temperature. Strain into your favorite mug.
  3. Stir in the fresh lemon juice, and if you’re using it, a teaspoon of raw honey. Sprinkle a pinch of black pepper on top.
  4. Sit back, sip slowly, and savor this moment of self-care as the elixir works its wonders.

This elixir is designed to melt away the sluggishness of winter, ignite your digestive fire, and infuse your day with brightness. It’s your daily ritual to cleanse, energize, and harmonize with the rejuvenating spirit of spring.

So here’s to you, to health, and to a spring filled with boundless energy and joy! Let the Kapha Kickstart Elixir be the highlight of your mornings and the spark that ignites your springtime renewal.

Embrace Spring with Open Arms

As we move from the introspective, quiet energy of winter into the vibrant, expansive energy of spring, Ayurveda provides us with the tools and knowledge to make this transition graceful and beneficial. By understanding the qualities of the season, aligning our practices with the needs of our bodies, and embracing routines that promote balance and rejuvenation, we can step into spring feeling.

Spring is the season of renewal. Refresh, rejuvenate, and revitalize your body and spirit with ancient Ayurvedic wisdom. Download your free cleanse guide now and step into a season of vibrant health.

As nature renews itself in spring, shedding the old to make way for new life, so too should we embrace this cycle of renewal within ourselves. Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of seasonal cleansing to align our bodies and minds with the changing energies of the seasons. Spring, in particular, is the ideal time for detoxification. It’s a season that naturally encourages us to let go of the excess Kapha accumulated during the colder months, helping us to rejuvenate and prepare for the more active, warmer months ahead.

A well-designed spring cleanse can help reset your digestive system, clear toxins from the body, and renew your sense of vitality and wellness. It’s not just about physical cleansing; it’s a holistic approach that encompasses mental and emotional detoxification as well, fostering clarity, balance, and a renewed sense of purpose.

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Introducing the Soul Full Springs Cleanse

To support you on this journey of renewal, I’ve crafted the Soul Full Spring Cleanse, a comprehensive cleansing program designed specifically for the energetic shift of the season. This cleanse is not about deprivation; it’s about nourishment, balance, and aligning with the natural rhythms of spring. Our program combines Ayurvedic wisdom with nurturing practices, including specific dietary guidelines, herbal supplements, yoga sequences, and mindfulness exercises tailored to support your body’s natural detoxification processes.

What You Can Expect from the Soul Full Springs Cleanse:

  • A gentle, effective detoxification plan that respects your body’s needs
  • Increased energy and vitality as you shed the heaviness of winter
  • Clearer skin, better digestion, and improved overall well-being
  • Tools and practices to maintain balance and wellness beyond the cleanse

Ready to Embrace Spring with Vitality and Clarity?

Join us for the Soul Full Springs Cleanse and step into this season feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and aligned with your highest wellness. Whether you’re new to Ayurveda or a seasoned practitioner, this cleanse is an opportunity to deepen your connection to your body and the natural world.

Download the Soul Full Springs Clean Guide Now and start your journey towards a vibrant, balanced spring. Let’s awaken our inner vitality together, shedding the old and welcoming the new with open arms and hearts.

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