As thousands of Pagans gather at Stonehenge the Summer Solstice, it is also special day in the yogi calendar. The Summer Solstice also marks the International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2019.
At the Prana Vashya Yoga™ Studio (Leicester) we will celebrate the Summer Solstice this week with our salute to the 108 Salutation Practice. This energizing practice includes intention setting, chanting, and then maintaining breath-to-movement connections while flowing through the postures of each Salutation. Throughout this practice you to sink into a meditative state of mind as you turn your senses inwards.
Venerated by the ancient sages of India, the Sun has 1008 different names in Sanskrit including Hraam, Hreem, Hroom, Hraim, Hraha, etc. Today we chanted 6 mantras between sets of Salutations in celebration. Just as the Summer Solstice represents a turning point in the earths cycle of life; yoga, and life, ever changes, evolves, opening-up new opportunities to grow and improve.