Spring is the liver season. The liver loves spring cleaning. At the microscopic level, the spring cleaning the liver does is detoxification. The spring cleaning you do to move the stagnant buildup of winter clothes and other reminders of hibernation can be a magnified version of what your liver is up to.
We celebrate the arrival of Spring with holidays such as Mardi Gras, Holi, Purim, and Saint Patrick's day followed by a meditative fast of Lent, Passover, and for Hindus, a 9-day fast called Navratri. The celebration calls our attention to the new vitality of the blooming spring, which is tempered with a strict change in diet to emerge revitalized. This group detox reminds us that while Spring is a time for energy and celebration, diligence will ensure that we keep balance.
While your liver starts to work extra to clean out the slow winter energy, take stock of all the things that need updating in your life as you move forward into the unpredictable, high energy Spring. You should laugh, cry, eat wheatgrass with fervor, make a meal you've been craving, run, call up your sweetheart; find something that makes you move and that moves you--just make sure you do it with joy because it's Spring!