How to Celebrate the Spring Equinox

The 2018 Spring Equinox is Tuesday, March 20. On the most basic level, the equinox marks the point of the year (either in spring or fall) that day and night are of equal length across the world.  In the northern hemisphere, we begin to get more light than dark. The equinox also marks a change in season from winter to spring, so we have rebirth and growth to look forward to. 

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Seasonal shifts can be difficult. We move from the cozy hibernation of winter to the bright, colorful, and warmer experience of spring. If you feel a little bit "meh" in this transition, that's OK. Take care of yourself — get plenty of sleep, move your body, and nourish it with healthy and whole seasonal foods. We at Team TRANSFORM are here to support you

Here are a few other ways to celebrate spring: 

  • Get outside. More daylight and warmer temperatures provide the space and opportunity to be outdoors. Leave your phone at home, go for a walk or hike, and notice the new life blooming around you. 
  • Plant something green. Begin to think about your spring/summer garden, pot a plant to keep at your desk, or simply bring home a bouquet of flowers to put in a vase in your home. 
  • Do 108 sun salutations. The number 108 is significant in ancient yogic texts, and the equinox is a common celebration to practice as many sun salutations. Look for a class or event in your community or roll out your mat and practice at your own pace at home. 
  • Try a new food — and cook for yourself. Plan and prepare a meal using seasonal ingredients, including something that is new to you. Invite a friend or ten to celebrate spring with you. 

Happy Equinox!