How to celebrate the spring equinox

March 17, 2020

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    Ways to celebrate the spring equinox  

    When is the equinox? Typically it is between March 19th-21st. This year 2020 it's on March 19th.

    • Plant seeds

    • Meditate
    • Soak up springs warmth
    • Use floral scents
    • Walk outside
    • Lay under a tree
    • Bird Watch
    • Pick flowers
    • Have a picnic
    • Dye eggs
    • Have a equinox feast

    Ostara Crystals

    • Rhodochrosite
    • Tigers Eye
    • Chrysocolla
    • Carnelian
    • Apatite
    • Serpentine

    Incense to burn at this time of year

    • Jasmine
    • Rose
    • Violet Petals
    • Orris Root

    Ostara the Goddess

    According to the wheel of the the spring equinox is often referred to as Ostara. Ostara is believed to be an Anglo-Saxon goddess associated with the coming of dawn and the warming of the earth and spring.

    Symbols of Spring 

    • Rabbits- Manifestation of the Goddess
    • Eggs- Fertility and life

    Menu Ideas 

    • Leafy Greens- Dandelion and Nettles (Nettle soup)
    • Lamb or game hen
    • Spring veggies like asparagus
    • Chocolate eggs
    • Deviled eggs
    • Hot Cross Buns

    Herbs of the Equinox

    • Lily of the Valley
    • Lavnedar
    • Thyme
    • Tarragon
    • Lilac
    • Violets
    • Lemon Balm
    • Honeysuckle
    • Tulips
    • Rose Hips

    Spring Practices

    In Ayurveda we practice a few other things at this time of the year. A seasonal cleanse is one of them. I have recorded previous episodes on the podcast discussing how to do one.

    Listen to that episode here 

    Keep on those layers- As soon as Minnesota has it’s first 50 degree day people are out in shorts & tank tops. That is not a good idea. Our bodies haven’t had time to adjust to the weather change. That actually leads to getting sick (our grandmothers were right, button up your coat & wear a hat) we need those items to help our bodies adjust to the sudden change in temperature.

     

    Break a sweat- Now is a great time to head to the bootcamp or HIIT class. Break a sweat to keep the kapha energy from getting stagnate in the body especially the lungs.

    Incorporate twists- In Ayurveda the kapha dosha is associated with the lungs. Now is the time to make sure you incorporate some twists to keep things from getting stagnant in the upper chest. A restorative twist over a bolster is a great option to keep things flowing.

    Start to eat lighter foods- As the snow is melting or gone in some areas, you might notice your appetite decreasing as well. Honor that and start to incorporate those lighter foods such as seasonal veggies. I just made a cauliflower rice, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts mixture with a little Green Goddess sauce on top by primal kitchen. It's a great light lunch or dinner idea. Bone broths are great as well to enjoy, or a nettle soup in the evening.

     

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