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A Ritual for the Spring Equinox

Spring is a time of bringing ourselves into balance, shifting from the inward focus of winter to the more outward focus of the coming summer. Spring is this time to balance, renew, refresh, restore. Spring is a time for rebirth and new beginnings.

Spring is a powerful time to clean house, physically and energetically. You may even want to consider doing a cleanse ~ the perfect season for resetting the body, even if it is just a simple one-day of liquids or juices only.

Spring Equinox Ritual:

We start this ritual by grounding our energy and coming into balance with alternate nostril breathing, called Nadi Shodhana.

Begin by relaxing your left palm comfortably into your lap and bring your right hand just in front of your face. With your right hand, bring your pointer finger and middle finger to rest between your eyebrows, lightly using them as an anchor. The fingers we’ll be actively using are the thumb and ring finger. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in and out through your nose. Close your right nostril with your right thumb. Inhale through the left nostril slowly and steadily. Close the left nostril with your ring finger so both nostrils are held closed; retain your breath at the top of the inhale for a brief pause. Open your right nostril and release the breath slowly through the right side; pause briefly at the bottom of the exhale (see video below).

Practice this breath for at least 3 minutes to ground yourself and get ready to perform the next ritual.

Next, create some space for yourself to reflect. Ask yourself: what do I need to release and let go of in my life energetically? What ways of being are no longer serving me? You may want to grab your journal or a piece of paper and free write on this and then burn it in your fireplace or somewhere safe. You may also choose to just tear the paper up and throw it away.

When we let go, we also need to replace that energy with nourishment. So then reflect on what nourishes you and what brings you joy. Create a fun "what nourishes me and my soul" list, and when you are done, put it somewhere you can see it every day.

Sending you the sweetest blessings on this Spring Equinox, dear friends!


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