Every year on the summer solstice, I like to dedicate my yoga practice to all the warmth, love, and light that the special day brings. It's the longest day of the year, full of sunlight and good energy — the perfect time to cleanse your being and nourish your soul with the abundant nature, fresh air, and greenery that comes with the start of the seasonal shift. My yoga poses for the summer solstice change a bit each year, but what stays the same is the fact that they never fail to set my soul on fire in a huge way.
This year, the summer solstice falls on Thursday, June 21, at 6:07 a.m. EST, and personally, I'll be setting up my yoga mat on the beach at 6 a.m. sharp to begin flowing and immersing myself in the spiritual magic of the day. The summer solstice invites us all to rejoice in the present moment and celebrate bountiful prosperity, in whatever way speaks to you and your unique soul.
If you're choosing to roll out your yoga mat to celebrate the solstice this year, too, here are eight poses you can flow through to soak up all the beauty of this enchanting day and open your heart to the beginning of summer.