Happy Summer Solstice!
Today, we celebrate the longest day of the year - the day of light.
As you look at the sun these days around the Summer Solstice, imagine a point exactly on the other side of sun – that is where you will be six months from now at the Winter Solstice on Dec. 21st. These two points of vision one at the point of greatest darkness and the other at the zenith of light are markers in our extraordinary journey of the year and are central to the guiding the flow of creation, manifestation in many cultures including the roots of yoga in India. The Summer Solstice marks the beginning of the Dakshinaya period where for 6 months the earth moves in the southern or “dakshina” orbit towards the Winter Solstice.
- Shiva Rea
This image is of the manipura or solar-plexus chakra that holds our inner fire and thus comes alive during the season of light.
Find a place to meditate today where you can soak up the light and sun, as you meditate to day, enliven your manipura chakra it with the bija mantra “RAM” repeated 108 times.