As the spring equinox arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, we shed the cold, dry, dark of winter to welcome spring’s 🌼 blessings🌷— rejuvenation and rebirth, promising seeds and unfurling leaves, euphoric birdsongs and glorious blue skies.
I hope this finds you dancin’ into spring with joy in your mind, body and spirit.
Or… maybe spring is kinda kickin’ your booty!
While the transition of vata to kapha season brings incredible abundance and beauty, this rtu sandhi (seasonal juncture) can carry with it an intensity that’s as challenging as it is euphoric.
Just as nature is thawing and cleansing the toxins and heaviness accumulated during winter, so are our bodies. And, not every sexy goddess’s body moves gracefully into new phases of the year. Mine included!
You may feel unbalanced, lethargic and blah as your body pushes out of hibernation mode to make room for the lightness of spring. Allergies, congestion and colds are common. And, with the rise in spring’s water element, your emotions (hello, anxiety!) can feel OUT OF CONTROL.
Sound familiar? Spring can be darn HARD on your body, y’all.
My dear friend, use this time of dynamic renewal to tune DEEPLY into yourself. Observe the exuberance of spring, and enjoy this sense of thawing and awakening. Set judgment aside to breathe deeply, turn your face to the sun and receive the melody of nature with open arms.
I’m excited to share our April content to help guide you in seeking harmony and balance with kapha this spring. This month’s newsletter offers some simple Ayurvedic wisdom — like sipping parsley water and meditating by moonlight — to help you get the wellbeing you crave.
P.S. I’m thrilled to announce that my second book, Holy, is set to be released in Fall 2023. Look forward to a spirit-infused, sensual guide on how to connect with and 💗love your body.
Reduce the Springtime Imbalance of Kapha on Your Body
~gentle, time-tested methods for resetting~
Come kapha season, receive the abundance of spring with your fullest self by bringing balance to your internal systems with Ayurveda activities, spring diet and self-care rituals.
✨ Wake up with the sun
✨ Get outside for a walk, reconnect with nature as it
✨ Eat your largest meal at noon when your digestive
fire🔥 is strongest
✨ Consume less meat and dairy
✨ Eat light, easy-to-digest foods: broth-based soups and
whole grains like amaranth, millet, buckwheat
✨ Favor foods that are bitter, pungent, and astringent:
lemon, dark leafy greens, chilis, mung beans, radishes
✨ Use spices and herbs: cayenne, ginger, turmeric,
black pepper, fennel, parsley, nettle
✨ Protect your immune system with 🌿parsley water🌿
(yes, parsley offers extraordinary health benefits!!)
✨ Indulge in garshana (dry brushing)
✨ Cleanse a cluttered mind by journaling
✨ Be playful, dance, invite newness and freshness into
your daily routine
Click here for more Shakti School wisdom on how to clear away kapha this spring.
Parsley is Spring Magic
~power up your health and immune strength with parsley~
I love 🌿parsley🌿. It’s the perfect spring herb. With several times the vitamin C of citrus and packed with flavonoids, chlorophyll, calcium, vitamins A, K and E, sodium, magnesium, iron, and loads of other minerals, nutrients and antioxidants, parsley is a powerful source of nutrition with incredible medicinal potency.
This potent, bitter wonder herb improves digestion, reduces inflammation, controls blood sugar and helps dry excess mucus. And, parsley’s magical green goodness can improve liver, bladder and kidney health by promoting urination, reducing urinary infections, and treating kidney and bladder stones. Yep, all of that and more!
Plus, come springtime, parsley helps drain excess kapha by flushing out winter’s heaviness and toxins — ‘cause, we all overindulged a little this winter, right?
I’m excited to share a super cleansing parsley water recipe from my friends at Blue Sage Ayurveda. It’s easy to make and crazy affordable… like $2 a day!
Click here for my simple parsley remedy and to listen to my Spirit Sessions Ep. 102 Parsley is Spring Magic podcast.
✨For more deep real-talk on sex, spirit and shakti-infused self-care,✨
subscribe to Katie’s Spirit Sessions podcast.
It’s Time To Start Moon Gazing
~add this mind-body practice to your spiritual routine~
Did you know that lifting your gaze to the moon can calm an anxious mind, reduce anger and irritation, and soothe inflammation? I was recently featured in InStyle Magazine, sharing how the timeless practice of moon gazing has been used for healing all over the globe.
Moon gazing is simply soaking in the calming energy and effusive glow of our celestial gift.
The moon’s liquid-like energy is feminine in nature and has long been associated with women’s health, vitality and spiritual wellbeing. Basking in the moonlight cleanses, replenishes and EMPOWERS our Divine Feminine force. And, it activates our sex and bonding hormones, too!
By incorporating moon gazing into your practice, you can add a level of internal peace that transcends what you achieve with your regular meditation routine. With the promise of warmer evenings ahead, why not schedule intentional time with the Earth and cosmos?
How to meditate while moon gazing:
✨Go outside and sit or lie down where you can see the moon. Connect to your breath as you softly let your eyes move to the moon’s light and shape.
✨Gaze at the moon as an object of meditation. Become curious about its shape and contours as if you were observing something you really loved.
✨As you breathe and observe, begin to gently pull the cooling qualities of the moonlight into you, filling your body with this healing light.
Check out the full InStyle article on moon gazing. Then head outside and soak in the silvery energy of this benevolent light source. Let me know how it goes!