Spring is the Wood Element in Traditional Chinese Medicine; a time of new beginnings, new possibilities, a rising up and reaching for goals and dreams. Emerging from Winter, Spring is the time to envision plans and hopes for the future. The organ system associated with Spring is the Liver and Gall Bladder. The color is green. The taste is sour.
How can you support your energy in Spring? Ponder these questions:
What expands you?
What areas do you want to grow in?
What are your dreams and how will you plan to fulfill them?
What areas might you need to prune?
Where is it time to move on?
What frustrates you? Harness the energy of Spring which is Assertiveness and destroy those pesky habits. Form new patterns that help you grow.
Choose the sour taste to support these changes. Sour astringes, helping our Livers and Gallbladders to do their work of detoxifying. Perhaps you could begin your day with warm lemon water, add in some sour pickles, or cook with recipes that call for vinegar.