The Spring Equinox is celebrated as the first day of the new season, when day and night are equal in both hemispheres. This is a particularly potent time in the year when nature comes alive after the hibernation months of winter. Seeds are germinating, buds are bursting on trees and the power of the sun is increasing. This is a dynamic and expansive time of the year which symbolizes fertility, growth and opportunities.
Here are 3 simple tips to stay balanced and maximize your potential throughout this time of transition:
Spring is a season where things come alive after the cool and dry winter months. This change is a beautiful time to manifest intentions, as we are supported through the natural cycle of transformation -- birth, sustainment and destruction. During Spring we are in the 'birth' stage with changing weather patterns, welcoming fresh air, cleansing rains, and warmth from the sun which provides an abundance in life and energy. Use this dynamic energy present within nature, to support our expressions of creativity as we expand into new projects, roles and practices. Reflect on your core values and intentions you hold for new responsibilities moving forwards and hold yourself accountable to expand with integrity and awareness.
Cleanse and Awaken
After the stagnant, introverted months of winter, it is important to bring a sense of lightness to the body and mind. Utilize the warmer weather and use nature as your playground (walk, run or cycle) to get your body moving in new ways and counter any lethargic tendencies, wake up and sleep 30 minutes earlier, cleanse your diet and eat more fresh vegetables/fruits and drink plenty of water! Reflect on the previous months through a 40 day Sadhana (practice) which guides you to release one negative habit, and replace it with a positive one. Clean your home/office/car and keep spaces open, light, and inspiring. Try to donate something each time you take in some new to make sure you don't accumulate unnecessary clutter.
Gather in Community
Welcome the new season with enthusiasm! Join together with family and friends to celebrate, reconnect and share your intentions/ideas for the months ahead. Community is wonderful for support -- when we voice our intentions/dreams/aspirations we are much more accountable for our actions. Empower yourself through the love, joy and encouragement of others.
LAUREN LEE E-RYT 500 is passionate about living with purpose, exploring the world, and empowering others to live as their most authentic, radiant Self. Founder of Raise Your Beat, dedicated teacher and forever student on the path of yoga, she leads transformational workshops, retreats and trainings to awaken the individual and collective consciousness. Read more about her here