You will have no doubt noticed that the Easter holidays are upon us! So Good Friday is this week and then there’s Easter Monday after that. In some places, Easter is actually called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday.
Of course that’s why we have chocolate Easter eggs, baby bunnies and new-born chicks as part of our Easter nowadays. The egg is an ancient symbol of new life and rebirth. In religion it has become connected with Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. (The white cross on hot cross buns traditionally eaten on Good Friday is also there to recall the crucifixion.)
When you’re taking a bite of your delicious choccie Easter egg, remember the custom of eggs at Easter actually started in Mesopotamia – that is present day Iraq – where they stained eggs red to signify the blood at Christ’s crucifixion.
So it’s all about the “resurrection”, which is connected to the word “resurgent” – and it means to “rise again”. It coincides with Springtime, the resurgent months of the year when the trees blossom, leaves come out again and flowers start to bloom.
As we’re connected to nature, more than we perhaps like to think in these modern times, it’s also the perfect time for you to become resurgent. It’s when we can stretch and get outside again after having been curled up for the dark cold winter months. It’s a time when you can get the muscles built up again and firm the bits that could do with being firmer!
So perhaps especially to counteract all that chocolate at this time of the year… you could get down to the gym. We’d absolutely love to see you!