Recharge yourself with the strong energy of the summer solstice! Solstice is derived from the Latin words sol, meaning “sun,” and sistere, meaning “to stand still”. Summer solstice is the day when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. This first official calendar day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere also has the longest period of daylight—a day in which the sun seems to simply stand still. The summer solstice has been celebrated since ancient times. It marks one of the most powerful seasonal transitions of the year. Nature is energetically at its utmost yang, filling life with light, expansion, energy, and growth.
Our sun has the power and energy to move ocean waves and warm our planet. Without it, there would be no life on Earth. Not to mention, without the sun, Earth would lose its orbit. We’d be lost in space! Because of the centering power of the sun, the summer solstice is an incredibly energetic day.
As creatures of Nature, we reap benefits from the enormous energy of this energetic peak and transition. As with any major seasonal event, take advantage of the heightened energy today to practice Qigong, meditate, eat lightly and rest to recharge your spirit and health.
This is a time of peak fire energy (associated with the Heart), with the hottest days of the year yet to come. So during the solstice, it’s important to remain peaceful in mind, body and spirit.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice begins June 21 at 11:54 AM EDT. This is a powerful time to practice Qigong and align yourself with Nature’s energies. Hold the meditative posture, The Dragon Stands Between Heaven and Earth, and feel the uplifting effect of this powerful energy field.
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Seasonal transitions hold energetic messages that signal shifts in Nature. Summer is the best time to nurture the Heart. Our virtual Heart Harmony program will begin June 23 and run for one week.