“The Sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.”
-Henry Ward Beecher
Today is the Solstice, Summer Solstice for those in the Northern hemisphere and Winter Solstice for those in the Southern Hemisphere! Solstice literally translates to “sun stopping” where on the horizon the sun rises and sets, stops and then reverses direction after this day. It marks the first day of Summer and the longest day of the year in the NH and the first day of Winter and the shortest day of the year in the SH.
It’s an important time of year regardless of where you in the world. It marks change, nature, new beginnings, the halfway point of the year, shifting of energy and is a time for pause, reflection and renewal. For me, I always take this time to slow down a bit. Reflect on my intentions I set earlier in the year and reset some old or new intentions for the remainder of the year. I spend extra time with my children and family and always carve out time to be in nature, wherever that maybe.
Wherever you are in the world, take this time to reflect, release, reset and renew in the ways that give you the most joy. It is also the perfect time to recommit to your daily health and wellness practices.
My last public offering before I take some time with my family will be this Thursday June 23 at 7:30 am at ATMANA yoga center. I hope to see you there. Otherwise, please stay tuned for my public class schedule and new workshop offerings coming in August.
I wish you well on your health and wellness journey and I hope to see you very soon!
In deepest gratitude,