There is something so sweet about the transition to Summer. Stepping outside to those beautiful days of sunshine upon your face, birds singing, music blaring out car windows, and when your feet hit the sand for the first time at the beach! How can we welcome this new change better than honoring Summer Solstice! A time for celebrating the longest day of the year and our entry into those gorgeous Summer months to come!
Throughout history, many cultures associate the Summer Solstice with a renewal of Spirit, Mind & Body, as well as a celebration of joyfulness and fun the sunshine evokes. Many hold ritual significance during this time of year, the Solstice is a time to celebrate the light of consciousness within ourselves and within each and every person, to reflect upon the potential for consciousness to awaken.
What will you awaken and stir up inside, as you indulge in these Summer months to come? What better way than to honor this shift than with devotion and movement, through an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘Yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.
Come join us in this celebratory practice either in the comfort of your own safe space at home or with a Complimentary Session of 108 Sun Salutations on the International Day of Yoga ~
Moving from ordinary to auspicious...the number 108 has many important and symbolic meanings in diverse disciplines ranging from mathematics to religions and spiritual practices, martial arts and yoga.
The act of practicing 108 Sun Salutations draws together some very potent yogic practices.
- Bhakti - devotion
- Seva - Selfless service
- Tapas - effort, heat, discipline, zeal.
So, why practice 108 Sun Salutations?
There are time we may feel disconnected or drained spiritually, (winter can do this for sure!) this is a practice to build heat within our body - burning away what is not serving us and giving us a burning desire to serve others; to make an impactful difference; to act upon which we stand for; to embrace and surrender towards our higher purpose. Transforming the mundane to the beyond....
~May you always blossom to your fullest potential, Rachel
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