International Day of Yoga is celebrated on the occasion of Summer Solstice. This year it will be held on June 21, 2020. On the longest day of the year, yogis around the globe perform yoga sessions to cleanse their mind and soul.
“Come home when you can because there are two things in life: Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice, when the divine cosmic energy can help you to elevate your consciousness and your health.” –Yogi BhajanYogi Bhajan who studied and mastered yoga in India and brought it to West.
In the desert mountains of Mexico a 9 day celebration is held each year on the occasion of Summer Solstice known as Summer Solstice Sadhana celebration. Based on Yogi Bhajan’s teachings of Yoga, different activities are held for the session.
- Kundlini Yoga
- White Tantric Yoga
- All kind of Drug free Camp
- The Experience of Seva (Service)
- Covering body (Dress/covering head)
- Sleeping Early at Night
- and Much more…
The list of activities done are so many on the occasion. Covering head with a cloth is more important to not radiate energy from brain and to concentrate well. Group yoga is performed in the camp so as to provide opportunity to all. No drugs, alcohol or smoke is permitted to use. Refrain from all such activities are prohibited. Vegetarian diet is served. The happiness of serving others is promoted. Sleeping early is mandatory so as to wake up early for morning activities.
All these activities are done so as to cleanse your body, mind and soul. To concentrate strongly and make your mind and body strong. So as to live a happy and ambitious life. So as to work out with daily life challenges. So as to be calm in stressful moments….
The longest day of the year is an occasion, when northern hemisphere gets the most of the sun light. The energy day is celebrated in different and unique ways around. You may read Summer Solstice Festival how this day is celebrated by others.