The Spring Equinox takes place on Friday, March 20th. There are two equinoxes a year (in Autumn, it falls in September) and these dates mark the only times when day and night are equal in length. It also marks the transition between seasons. The Spring Equinox in particular is a cause for celebration—especially if you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. If you’re looking to get into the spirit of the season, you can start by following these suggestions:
Complete 108 Sun Salutations
This challenging practice is a traditional way to welcome the new season. You can do them all at once, break them up over the course of the day, complete them at a yoga studio, or head outside and perform them in the sunshine—the choice is yours!
Plant A Garden
Spring is a season of growth. Get into the spirit by planting a garden and watching your bounty bloom. It doesn’t matter how much space you have—even apartment dwellers can tend a tiny basil plant.
You spend so much time on your mat that it’s like a second home, so treat it like one! Scrub it down with a simple spray made from water and essential oils, then dry it in the sun. While you’re at it, clean the rest of your props, your mat bag, too.
Go For a Walk
A long walk is a great way to get outside, especially if you’ve spent all winter inside. Stroll through your neighborhood and observe all the signs of the earth awakening. If you notice a “spring” in your step, you’re doing it right!
The Spring Equinox reminds us to reemerge and engage with the world once more. Celebrate the start of a new season by trying a new style of yoga, joining a book club, or experimenting with a new recipe. The world is brand new, and so are you.