Here are some lovely ways to encourage your body to get in tune with this time of year.
Enjoy the shift in the day light and let the morning sun drag you out the door for an early morning walk! Follow the example of the animals around you and get more active outside, feel the energy of the plants and animals as they busy themselves with renewed life. Enjoy the beauty of the new buds, see if you can spot a few birds nests.
Plant some seeds. You don’t need acres of space – we live in an apartment with a small balcony and manage to grow beans, tomatoes, carrots, lettuce and herbs each year. It is a yearly ritual in our house and one that the kids really look forward to.
The Chinese associated the colour green with spring and, in our part of the world at least, you can see why. The last few weeks of rain have meant that everything is lush with the new buds and leaves of the season. So now is a good time to eat your greens! Spinach, broccoli and lettuce are all coming in to season.
The Wood element is associated with our ligaments and tendons. Start easing out those creaky bones, do some yoga, stretch and move more. If you work at a desk set a reminder on your phone every hour to get up and move around.
Nature begins again every spring and we can do the same. This is a great time to clean out a cupboard, streamline your wardrobe, let go of things you no longer need to make way for the new. We can also try to take a step back and look at our relationships and circumstances with fresh eyes. How can you begin again ?