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Reinvent Your Bedroom for the Spring Equinox
Posted By Cheryl Terrace On March 20, 2012 @ 10:44 am In Eco Decorating, Green Living, Healthy Home | 3 Comments
Hurray, we made it! With the vernal equinox  today, spring is finally here — and I’m in my element! I adore a big spring clean  in every sense of the word … breathing fresh new life into everything from my bedroom to my outlook.
People have recognized the vernal equinox for thousands of years with cultural rituals and traditions surrounding the coming of spring. The early Egyptians oriented the Sphinx so that it points directly toward the rising sun  on the day of the vernal equinox. While I can’t top that, I am quite happy to bid farewell to winter; I feel like one of the little buds on the trees aching for the sun! So I usher it in very consciously with my own spring equinox rituals …
1. Change all the bedding from winter’s heavy comforters  in browns, reds and oranges to lightweight blankets  in creams, greens and blues mixed with some turquoise and orange (the color of 2012 ) for pop! In my bedroom’s latest spring-green incarnation, I used …
3. Go all-out with nontoxic cleaning  and weed out old stuff that’s broken or no longer serves me.
4. Open the windows wide and let my home breathe  in the fresh clean air. Spring is my favorite time to deeply breathe in nature’s fragrances!
5. Lighten up personally, too, by eating fresh spring foods  and doing conscious breathing techniques (Nauli breath  is great for detoxification ), Sun Salutations , and maybe a little emotional spring-cleaning !
Happy new beginnings!
A little Madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King.
– Emily Dickinson
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URLs in this post:
 vernal equinox: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equinox
 big spring clean: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/green-your-spring-cleaning-how-to-celebrate-the-planet-and-your-home/
 points directly toward the rising sun: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphinx_(Egypt)
 heavy comforters: http://www.gaiam.com/category/bed-bath/bedding-basics/comforters.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod
 lightweight blankets: http://www.gaiam.com/category/bed-bath/quilts-throws-blankets.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod
 color of 2012: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/returning-to-the-light/
 antique quilt: http://www.antiquequiltsource.com/
 Gaiam: http://www.gaiam.com/category/bed-bath.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod
 ABC Home: http://www.abchome.com/
 John Robshaw: http://www.johnrobshaw.com/
 High Dessert Naturals: http://www.hdndesigns.com/bedding.php?recKey=34
 PickNatural.com: http://www.picknatural.com/?gclid=CNjjqOr4sZkCFQEoGgodTT8a7g
 Loomful of Hues: http://www.loomfulofhues.com/rugs.html
 “Wet-wash: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/how-to-wet-wash-wool-silk-and-skip-dry-cleaning-chemicals/
 eco-friendly laundry detergent: http://www.gaiam.com/category/eco-home-outdoor/laundry.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod
 reusable dryer sheets: http://www.gaiam.com/product/static+eliminator+2+per+box.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod
 nontoxic cleaning: http://life.gaiam.com/article/clear-clutter-room-room-guide-green-spring-cleaning
 let my home breathe: http://life.gaiam.com/article/breathe-easier-your-home
 fresh spring foods: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/Spring-Detox-Foods-Shopping-List.html
 Nauli breath: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/how-to-get-really-really-strong-abs-develop-yogic-under-armor/
 detoxification: http://www.gaiamtv.com/search/node/detox?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day
 Sun Salutations: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/Sun-Salutation-Howto-from-Rodney-Yees-Yoga-for-Beginners.html
 emotional spring-cleaning: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/5-steps-to-emotional-spring-cleaning/
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