When the days become longer and lighter there seems to be an urge to clean. It feels instinctive to clear out the winter from our personal space. You may be feeling this urge to clear your physical space whether that be the house, office or even the garage. What about your inner space? Can we include this in a spring clean?
Spring naturally brings longer days. These can feel more spacious. Can you invite this sense of spaciousness into your body and mind? Take some time in nature or find a favourite quiet location to contemplate what it is that could be cleared to make space. What are you holding on to that is no longer serving you? Once this becomes clear focus on the release with each exhale. When you feel the sense of spaciousness that this exercise can create invite in something new. Name this. What is it that you would like to invite in? When this becomes clear focus on the invitation with each inhale.
A labyrinth walk can be ideal for this process. At the beginning of your walk state in a positive way what it is you no longer wish to carry with you. As you come to the centre of the labyrinth pause to further release. You may place a natural object in the centre of the labyrinth that represents what it is you wish to release. Then state positively what it is you would like to invite into your life. On your journey out of the labyrinth visualize with each step this new state of being.
Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre is the location for the full day retreats [learn more] Did you know that the labyrinth at Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre is open to the public. Please remember do not venture onto the retreat grounds when using the labyrinth and park in the designated space. Check [here
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As you spring clean this season. Remember to spring clean the mind and body. For a full day of inspiration and uninterrupted focus on your personal “spring clean” join me at the Day of Renewal retreat on the shores of Lake Simcoe [learn more]
Linda Varnam is a Certified Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Qigong Instructor. She believes that traditional wisdom teachings of the practices of qigong and yoga offer very practical, accessible and profound tools for living joyfully and passionately in todays world.