What’s the big deal about the Summer Solstice?
Before use of a traditional calendars we used the sun help us mark time and observe the seasons. Twice a year we observe the Equinox (Spring and Fall) and two times a year we observe the Solstice (Summer and Winter). In Spring and Fall we see a balancing out of light in our days as the seasons transition, while Winter Solstice marks the shortest day and the Summer Solstice gives us the longest day with the most daylight. The Sun is crucial to our survival, it provides heat, light and energy for growth.
The Summer Solstice arrives on June 21 this year, prior to the 21st the days begin to build with earlier sunrises and extend with later sunsets. The 21st, longest day of the year, is a good time to check in and see if we are doing everything in our power to shine as brightly as we can. It’s a good time to reflect on the first half of the year making sure we are still on track for goals and intentions we have set for ourselves.
Activating our inner sun, new light can be shed on our desires harnessing the energy of our solar plexus and navel chakra centers. The Sanskrit word, tapas, describes this inner fire as building heat, burning with desire, and moving with determination.
You’re invited to join the Ignite Yoga Community on 6/23 from 6-7:30pm for a special ceremony to stoke the fire of your intention. After a short meditation everyone will have the opportunity to write their intention down and then see them literally go up in flames. After the dedication of intentions Lisa Bozeman will play the Gongs and Crystal Singing Bowls to amplify the good energy we have brought together in community. You don’t want to miss this event!
Click here to sign up and reserve your spot. $20 per person.
At Ignite Yoga, we believe that yoga is for everyone–For people of all ages and all walks of life.