Today is the first day of spring, a special day in traditional cultures throughout the world. It is the midpoint between the solstices: halfway between the longest day and the shortest day of the year. Renewal is evident throughout the cycle of life.
In Five Element Theory spring is associated with the element wood, the color green, the liver, anger, and kindness. We are most vulnerable to these two emotional states, and our livers require more attention as well. By purging ourselves of anger and replacing it with kindness, we can increase our liver health, which directly feeds muscular strength - further evidence of the fact that external strength flows from within.