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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