Spring Forward

It sure feels like spring came a week early in Seattle. Did you get out in the 70 degree sunshine on Monday and enjoy the evening light after the shift forward to Daylight Savings? The sun of late has been a balm for my weary body, and the scent of blossoms everywhere I walk is heavenly. We’re in our final week of winter, and I’m ready to shed the darkness and weight of the season. Next Tuesday, we officially shift seasons and as usual, it can’t come soon enough.   

In the Ayurvedic tradition, spring is really two seasons. We continue to be ruled by kapha (earth + water elements) from winter, but instead of the influence of cold from autumn’s vata (air + ether), spring kapha will be warmed by pitta (fire + water elements) as we move toward summer. Frozen water and earth begins to thaw. Stagnation gives way to movement.   

Want to learn more about this ancient system of wellness and how to live in balance as we make this transition? The Riveter members can join me Monday at 10 a.m. at our Capitol Hill location to bid farewell to winter with my seasonal Accessible Ayurveda workshop. Immediately following, I’ll co-host a pop-up lunch with chef and farmer, Micah Mowrey as part of our ongoing food and community project The Seattle Digest. We’ll explore the tastes of spring by preparing and eating lunch together. Anyone working or visiting the space that day is welcome to join us.  

Whatever your weather and plans, take time this week to live out the last days of winter as we anticipate the arrival of spring. 


Rebekah Papé is a writer, yoga teacher and The Riveter member. She teaches breath, meditation and yoga asana on Fridays at 11:30 a.m. and noon at Capitol Hill.



Photo by Bianka Csenki on Unsplash .