Five Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice
Summer is just around the corner which means the Summer Solstice is also imminent (this Thursday to be exact!) The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year (the day is long, and the night is short) and this year, it happens to fall on Thursday, June 21st. We did some research and found five excellent ways that YOU can embrace the sun, as it shines the most generously it will shine in 2018:
1. Spend time outdoors. The Summer Solstice is the perfect time to put all electronics away and go outside. During the day, you can spend lots of time doing different outdoor activities like going to the beach, swimming, planting a garden or even just relaxing outside.
2. Go to a local farm or park. The Summer Solstice is the perfect time to walk around a park or have a picnic there and it is the best day to go out and pick some fresh fruits from a local farm of yours.
3. Observe the sky. As most of you know, the Solstice happens twice a year depending on which geographic location you reside: once in the Northern Hemisphere and once in the Southern Hemisphere. If you observe the sky on the day of your Solstice, look outside when you wake up. You will see the sun will already be risen and higher than you have ever seen. In Eastern Time, the sun rises at 6:07 am.
4. Go to Yoga on the Beach in Union Beach New Jersey! Many cultures around the world celebrate the day with festivities! As for Pearl, we have a special guest and musician coming to the beach, TLoop Music, to provide us music through our summer solstice themed class led by Dina Hunt!
5. Come to the 1st ever International Yoga Day Celebration in Keyport on Saturday, June 23rd, hosted by Yoga by the Bay! All day, free 30 minute yoga classes will be led by some of the Bayshore’s finest local yoga instructors starting at 10:15am and 10:30am with classes running every 45 minutes (30 minute classes with 15 minute breaks). Come out and catch Pearl’s Janet Gallo teaching “A Grounding Practice: Standing Poses” at 1:30pm! Wear sunscreen, we got the H2O covered!