5 Healthy & Vibrant Ways to Celebrate the Spring Equinox
March 20th marks the first day of spring, officially known as the Vernal Equinox. It’s time to slowly dig our way out of the darkness of winter while welcoming in more light! In honor of the new season, this week on the Vibrant Health blog we’re sharing five healthy ways to celebrate the Spring Equinox.
- Create a Vibrant Seasonal Meal
- Spend Time in Nature
- Get Started on Your Spring Cleaning
- Plant Some Seeds
- Set a Seasonal Intention
5 Ways to Celebrate the Vernal Equinox
1. Create a Vibrant Seasonal Meal:
It’s time to say so long to heavy winter comfort foods and welcomes in the bright, detoxifying produce that spring brings! Think of asparagus, fresh herbs, strawberries, and all the greens.
To honor the new season, make yourself a home-cooked meal highlighting spring fruits and veggies like this Bright Spring Salad — made with greens, herbs, asparagus, peas, radishes, fresh herbs and feta.
2. Spend Time in Nature:
As we embrace more sunlight throughout the day, it’s a great opportunity to spend more time outdoors. On this first day of spring, consider doing a short walking meditation around your yard. You can also remove your shoes, stand firmly on the grass and simply take a few deep breaths to ground yourself in nature.
3. Get Started on Spring Cleaning:
There’s no better time than the present to get a jumpstart with spring cleaning! Rather than focusing solely on cleaning out your closet, take it a step further this year by spring cleaning your mind, body and soul.
This may include letting go of what’s no longer serving you, cleaning up your diet, and getting rid of excess clutter. Here are some more ideas to help you spring clean your life!
4. Plant Some Seeds:
Depending on where you live, it may still be too cold to plant seeds outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start your seeds indoors! Early spring is an excellent time to get a headstart on your garden.
Cucumbers, broccoli, greens, and a variety of herbs can all be planted inside by seed now before transporting outdoors later in the season. Check the Old Farmer’s Almanac for a Planting Calendar based on your zip code!
5. Set a Seasonal Intention:
Speaking of planting seeds, spring is also the ideal time to plant seeds of intention. On the day of the Vernal Equinox, take some time to reflect on what you want to call into your life this coming season.
What do you want to grow? How do you want to feel? Once you set your intention, envision planting it like a seed — and then creating space to let it blossom.
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