Today was the Spring Equinox, marking the first day of Spring. The day and night are about equal – 12 hours each. The return of expanding energy, becomes more obvious and we notice the turning outward after the cold and inward contraction of Fall and Winter. Spring is the time of sprouting and growth, of expansion and creative new beginnings.
This is an ideal time for spring cleaning, goals setting, and engaging in community at various levels. Springtime is the best time of year for strengthening the Liver. Chinese herbs such as bupleurum, and Western herbs such as milk thistle help cleanse and strengthen the Liver.
A spring equinox meditation can be practiced anytime within two days of the equinox. It’s best to do around dawn, but can still be done any time.
Stand outside facing the East, the direction of the rising sun and the sprouting Wood element. We can visualize that the power and fresh energy of the East, in the form of green light, is gathered into your body through your inhalation, through the pores of the skin, and through the soles of your feet.
Like a tree that draws in nutrients through its roots, feel that you have absorbed the essence of spring and the Wood element into your body. Imagine that you are recharged and renewed.