Summer is nearly upon us in the northern hemisphere. On June 21, 2019 the sun will travel on its longest path, providing the most daylight. The summer solstice is all about reflection and connecting to the natural world. By observing the sun, the body creates mindfulness to see the sun’s light within and help center the mind and body. It is a day to reflect on light and what it brings to our lives.
Sun Salutations, known in Sanskrit as Surya Namaskar (pronounced Sir-yah- Namah-skar) is a yoga sequence used to awaken the energy of the Inner Sun that can be dormant. These movements help increase blood circulation, create a flow of movement, strengthen your muscles, and leave your skin glowing. Relax your mind, warm your body and deepen your breath with these movements.
“Awareness is like the sun. When it shine’s on things, they are transformed.” -Nhat Hanh
Awaken your inner fire
Let go of what no longer serves you and create space for what’s yet to come. Try and do at least one or two rounds of the Sun Salutation. Even if you don’t feel that you have the time, you’ll feel the warmth! As we perform these yoga Sun Salutations to celebrate the sun, we can be mindful of our inner connection with the universe. It is a powerful time to celebrate the light within ourselves and the light we can bring to others.
Wishing you an abundance of light this Summer Solstice!