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Spring Reflections: Exploring Growth & Renewal

Updated: May 8


Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth, a period that invites us to mirror nature’s rejuvenation within ourselves. Many think that the new year is when we should be feeling the effects of a ‘new you and rebirth’ however in line with the seasons, the new year is often a time for reflection. The body is tired from a long year and slows down, it feels the need to nurture and rest whilst it prepares for the Spring.


As trees and flowers awaken from their winter sleep, we too have the opportunity to release what no longer serves us and step into new possibilities. This cycle of renewal seen in nature can be felt in our bodies reflecting the universal patterns of endings and beginnings. Spring is a time of growth, expansion and buoyancy. Like the seed that has been lying dormant in the earth during winter saving its energy, in springtime we move forward with a new intent to bring life to our planet.


Spring is all about renewal, awakening and rebirth.



The Cycle of Life and Renewal

Spring is not merely a shift in weather; it's a time of transformation. Everything in nature begins to grow and flourish, reminding us of the potential that lies dormant within each of us, waiting for the right moment to sprout. Just like the earth, we have our seasons. There are times when we must let old parts of ourselves fall away like autumn leaves, undergo periods of inner reflection and rest through the winters of our lives, and finally, emerge renewed with the coming of spring.


The last few months have been all about reading, learning, taking courses, working on self-care and self-reflection on how and where I could expand. Whilst I still feed this hunger for knowledge, there is a burning desire to share and create more which feels in line with the spring renewal. Sharing Reiki Sessions with so many of you came so naturally at this time and it continues to be part of this new chapter.



Growth and Renewal through Buddhist Perspectives

In Buddhist philosophy, the idea of impermanence is central—nothing is static, and everything is subject to change. Pema Chödrön - absolutely love her books! If you get a chance read “How We Live is How We Die” -discusses these cycles in terms of spiritual growth and personal transformation. Death and rebirth are seen in the most common actions. A conversation will come to an end, and when you leave the room that conversation has ‘died’ leaving space for the birth of a new one. The world, and our lives, are made up of moments of ongoing change and reinvention. Death and rebirth. Just like the principle of Aniccia, the law of impermanence, everything is bound to change. This perspective invites us to view the spring season as a fertile ground for new growth and renewal.


Shedding the Old

“Spring cleaning" can be done in our physical spaces but also in our inner world and in our hearts. This cleaning isn't just about decluttering your home or office, but also about our inner world and ideas. It's time to let go of old grudges, past pains, and worn-out narratives that have held us back. It's time to forgive, to clear out, and to make room for new stories and experiences. The choice is always yours and I hope you choose the route to happiness.


So what emotion or feeling can you release in this 'spring cleanse'?

And is there any emotion that you can make space for and draw in?

I know mine this year is boundaries and prioritising me. What is yours?


Nurturing the New

With the old cleared away, we have space to plant new seeds. In yoga, we plant these seeds with every intention we set at the start of our practice. Each pose can be sprinkled with these seeds, helping them grow with our breath and our movements. As the days lengthen and the sun strengthens, our practices too can draw on this new energy, using it to fuel our growth and renewal.


Embrace the Season of Renewal

As you step into this season, consider what has been lying dormant in you, waiting for the warmth of your attention. Think about the "winters" you have weathered and how they have prepared you for this new period of growth. Spring challenges us to be active participants in our own lives, engaging fully with the process of personal evolution and renewal.


Let the spring truly boost your spirit! May it be a guide and inspiration to take those steps you have been pondering.


Reflect on the transformation happening around and within you. And remember, just as nature effortlessly moves through its cycles, so can you. Embrace the renewal, the growth, and the infinite possibilities that spring lays out before you. What will you change today and invite into your space?


Me? I took this time to write and reflect. To truly embrace open-heartedly what is yet to come whilst thanking the challenges `and pain along the way. As I invite more joy and presence into my life, I intentionally choose to feel gratitude daily for this wonderful life we have been gifted. How lucky are we to be walking this earth together at the same time in space!



Are you inspired to delve deeper into your own spring renewal? Join us at www.yogawithanysa.com/yoga for classes that support growth and transformation!









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