The three months of spring,
they denote effusion and spreading.
Heaven and earth together generate life;
the myriad beings flourish.
Go to rest late at night and rise early.
Move through the courtyard with long strides.
Dishevel the hair and relax the physical appearance,
thereby cause the mind [to orient itself on] life.
Give life and do not kill.
Give and do not take.
Reward and do not punish.
This is correspondence with the qi of spring and
it is the Way to nourish life.
Opposing it harms the liver.
In summer, this causes changes to cold, and
there is little to support growth.
(Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen Ch. 2)
The above quote from the Su Wen provides advice of how to live in accordance with Spring. It advises us that unlike in winter we can go to bed a bit later and rise earlier and begin going outside and move around. We should consider starting some gentle exercise such as walking, bending and stretching. Yoga is a great example of an activity that would be appropriate. In winter we rug up to protect us from the bitter cold but as the season changes to spring the weather begins to warm and we can begin wearing looser clothing. In addition to the suggested physical activity, we should also be mindful of our emotions and avoid anger and conflict, we should let things go and avoid holding onto bitterness and resentment.