One of the most powerful ways to manifest change in our lives is by aligning with nature and stepping into its flow. On December 21, 2019, the last Solstice of the decade occurs. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is the longest day of the year and the shortest night. In the Northern Hemisphere, it is the longest night of the year and wherever you live, this momentous day marks the time to pause and reflect and renew our energy. While the world is shifts and transforms, it’s the perfect time to assess how you want to shift and transform individually.
Here are 3 ways to harness the power of nature in your own life and harness the power of the solstice:
1. Go Outside!
Drop what you’re doing and head outdoors. If it’s the longest night for you, embrace the darkness and look up at the stars. Cultivate a sense of awe and appreciation for the beauty of nature and the vastness of the Universe. Take a moment to contemplate your individuality as part of the enormity of the cosmos. What’s your role in the bigger picture? This lengthiest night, followed by a renewal of the sun can be a beautiful ritual reaffirming that we are all unified with nature.
If it’s the longest day where you live, take your yoga mat outdoors or even stand with your feet in the grass. Practice some Sun Salutations to offer up thanks for the warmth and life the sun bestows upon us. Savor the heat and the power of the light.
Consider volunteering in a cleanup project where you live, whether that’s a beach or park cleanup, a recycling program, or anything that helps the environment around you. Every effort matters.
2. Reflect and review the past year.
Now is the perfect time for reflection and evaluation of 2019. Jot down notes on the shifts that occurred in your personal life, the growth or lack of growth in your professional life, and the changes in your personal health and well-being. Meditate on the blessings and the challenges you’ve lived through and consider how you can best utilize all these experiences moving forward into a new decade. Often seeing what we’ve accomplished can be a surprise and confidence booster.
3. Set your intentions for 2020.
Once you’ve spent time figuring out what you’d like to leave behind and what you’d like to cultivate, it’s an excellent time to create a vision or dream board, or a goal list. Be intentional in the life you’d like to create. There’s power in setting down your intentions on paper. The possibilities are great, so dream big!
On December 21st, use the power of nature as a helpful push to manifest the life you want to live. Did you know that sol means "sun" and sistere means “to stand still?” This powerful planetary pause is your opportunity to grow!
We’ve got four classes, including two solstice rituals, this week designed to honor the solstice, so enjoy!
1. Pradeep Teotia - Sweaty Flow
2. Robert Sidoti - Sun Salutation Breakdown
3. Natalie Maisel - Yule Ritual
4. Natalie Maisel - Summer Solstice Ritual
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