We asked our teachers what they will be doing to mark the Mid Summers day.
Here are 5 simple ideas you can get involved with.
1. Sun Salutations… honour the sun with Yoga.
Traditionally Sun salutations are done 108 times to bring luck for special occasions, 108 represents the amount of beads on a mala that are used to count mantras during meditation. You may find it meaningful to dedicate your practice to someone or something whilst moving through your salutations, it doesn’t have to be 108 times! However this can help you move with awareness and find a deeper connection to your practice.
2. Meditate. The summer solstice is a great time to reflect on the past season and set goals for the season ahead.
3. Go for a swim. The summer solstice is the first official day of summer!
4. Play some outdoor games with your family. Connect with nature.
5. Have a bonfire.
The sun is, literally, all fire! And for nearly 24 hours a day right now the northern hemisphere is just soaking up all that fierce, intense energising energy.
That means there is an absolute abundance of rich fire energy available for us to soak up. We can use that energy to inspire up, to uplift us, to energise us. To light our fires.