The sun stays out longer, your motivation to be more, to do more, and to see more in the world gets amplified—but after staying cooped up all winter, your stamina suffers. If you don’t take care of yourself, you’ll be distressed with sniffles and fatigue. You’ll be searching valleys, low and high, for new ways to light a fire in your belly to get you moving again.
Don’t turn to caffeine or excess sugars to get you out of your winter slump and into the springtime buzz—use these four tips to activate your body in ways that will make you happier, healthier, and feel fully restored.
1. Amp up your echinacea intake
Do you know what restores your body, heals infection, and cures skin disorders? Echinacea purpurea—a neon violet flower, which attracts all bees within a 100-mile radius.
The echinacea flower is an antimicrobial, and helps your body develop its own immune cells that kill off bacteria, viruses, and abnormal cell growth.
As a candida killer, echinacea restores the balance in your intestines and aids with skin regeneration—making it especially helpful to those who suffer from eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
Echinacea is more widely known for its immune boosting functions, and its ability to cure upper respiratory conditions (like the common flu)—making it a perfect healer for allergy season.
What are the best ways to ingest echinacea? Tea blends, tinctures, and dietary supplements. Inflammation, be gone!
2. Down the damiana
Damiana, damiana, what art thou damiana? Damiana is an herb found throughout the North American and South American continents, and it works to increase your energy, ease anxiety and depression, aid digestion, balance menstrual problems, and is a potent aphrodisiac!
Adding this herb into your wellbeing mix—whether it’s through tea, tincture, or aromatherapy—will help you let go of nervousness, and open up to the playfulness your life has to offer.
Have a few drops of a damiana tincture, and slide those rose colored glasses on—it’s time to let loose!
3. Connect with chrysoprase
Chrysoprase is a healing crystal that supports vitality, youthfulness, and regeneration. It’s connected with the water element in nature, which encourages you to release fear-based emotions, and open up to energies of love and trust.
This stone activates your solar plexus and heart chakras, helping you feel increased levels of compassion, and connection with the true nature of life. If you experience blockages in your heart or solar plexus, pair this stone with selenite or clear quartz to help dissolve those energetic blockages, and increase your body’s energetic balance.
Traditional crystal therapy encourages you to work with a physical stone, but you can also try a gem elixir, which encapsulates the energetic vibration of the crystal into a liquid essence (giving you all the benefits of the stone, straight to your blood stream).
4. Buzz with bee pollen
Bee pollen is brain food—it’s packed with complete proteins, amino acids, and flavonoids. The chemical make up of bee pollen serves as a precursor for your brain’s neurotransmitters, and it feeds both RNA and DNA cells.
What can you expect when you consume bee pollen? You “stay with it” longer, you have enough energy to accomplish your days unending task list (without a sugar or caffeine crashes), and you will still have energy to hang out with your friends after your work day is over.
Bee pollen a superfood that buzzes you out of stagnation, and out of winter depression-like tendencies. Additionally, bee pollen increases your fertility, builds up your body’s barriers to stress, and improves kidney health.
Make sure you aren’t allergic by placing a pinch of bee pollen inside of your lip. If your skin reacts, do not ingest more. If your skin does not react, sprinkle it on everything: yogurt, salad, quinoa, and pears. Yes, pears.
Do you want to get all of these soul healers in your hands? You can find them in the Spring 2016 Jiva Bhaksa Collection, available on LoveTheAlchemist.com.
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