Spring Self-Care: How to Embrace Renewal Through Meditation

As the cold of winter gives way to the warmth of spring and busy schedules come to life, it’s the perfect time to revitalize our self-care routines and recommit to meditative practices that nourish our mental well-being. 

We caught up with Virginia Doan, a licensed professional counselor with Unity Health – Clarity Health and Wellness, to gather tips on why meditation is beneficial and how to develop your meditative practice this spring. 


Whether in the comfort of your home or the great outdoors, with these tips, you can embark on a journey to harness spring’s unique qualities and nurture your mental well-being.

What are the benefits of meditation?

Harnessing the energy of renewal: Spring’s renewing energy is the perfect catalyst for deepening your meditation practice and exploring meditation techniques that resonate most with you. Whether it’s mindful breathing, visualization or loving-kindness meditation, allow yourself to fully immerse in the present moment and embrace the sense of renewal that spring brings.

Cultivating mindful awareness amid nature’s splendor: Spring’s blooming beauty invites mindful awareness and presence. Meditation allows you to anchor yourself in the present moment, fully immersing in the season’s sights, sounds and sensations. Whether it’s the gentle rustle of leaves in the breeze or the vibrant hues of spring blooms, meditation enables you to experience the richness of life with heightened clarity and gratitude.

Finding solace and stress relief: While spring may bring joy and vitality, it can also usher in a far too familiar busyness and, therefore, feelings of being overwhelmed. Amid the hustle and bustle of life, carving out moments for meditation each day will help you create a space to unwind, recharge and cultivate inner calm. By doing so, you will navigate these challenges with grace and resilience.

Deepening connection with the natural world: Take advantage of the longer daylight hours and milder temperatures and use meditation as a gateway to deepen your connection with the natural world. Whether through outdoor meditation practices or simply by immersing yourself in the beauty of a blooming garden, attune yourself to nature’s rhythms and you’ll find solace, inspiration and a profound sense of belonging.


How can you establish a meditation routine this spring?

► Start with short sessions, perhaps five to 10 minutes, and gradually extend the duration as you become more comfortable. 

► Set aside dedicated time each day to prioritize your mental well-being, whether in the morning to set a positive tone for the day or in the evening to unwind and decompress. 

► Experiment with different meditation techniques, such as mindfulness, guided meditation or loving-kindness meditation, to discover what resonates best with you.


By tapping into the renewing energy of the season, we can harness the transformative power of meditation to nurture our souls and awaken to the beauty of life unfolding anew. Take this time to embark on your own meditation journey. Your mind, body, and spirit will thank you.


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