10 Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

Today is the longest day of the year. On this summer solstice, remember to celebrate the energy of the sun–the bright, open energy that fosters growth and a rich harvest. Here are ten ideas for your celebration: 1. Open the morning with the yoga series of Sun Salutations. 2. See the yellow yolk of the egg you eat for breakfast as a symbol for the sun, taking it in for sustaining energy. 3. Listen to your fingers tapping on the keyboard at work as a creative energy in motion, just like the sun gives energy to plants to grow. 4. Take off your shoes and feel the earth beneath your bare feet. 5. Be a conduit of energy. As you stand barefoot, notice the connection between the earth and the sun through you. 6. Walk barefoot, with each step being aware of all the intricate movements of the foot muscles. 7. Sit in the sun, close your eyes, and feel all the sensations. 8. Send a blessing of thanksgiving from your heart to sun. 9. Have a fire tonight, toast marshmallows, and have fun. Let whatever anxiety you have burn away in the flames. 10. Be like the sun, sending warmth and energy without reservation to everyone and everything. And one more for good measure… 11. Let your life burn as brightly and as passionately as the sun that supports you everyday.

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