Summer SolsticeJune 18, 2019
Also known as midsummer, the summer solstice is the longest day of the year. Usually falling on 21st June, throughout history – across many religions and cultures – the summer solstice has been celebrated as the symbolic transitioning into the long, bright (pah! we wish!) days of summer in the northern hemisphere.
International Yoga Day
But it is also an important date in the yoga calendar because, since 2015, June 21st has been recognised as International Yoga Day. It is celebrated worldwide as yogis take to their mats to salute the sun and reap the benefits of their daily practice. But summer solstice is also an excellent time for those who are new to yoga to take advantage of the buzz and try out a class.