A Solstice Yoga Ritual

A Solstice Yoga Ritual

Updated on 16th April 2024 at 5:48 am

The Solstice holds deep spiritual and astrological significance as the longest day of the year approaches. It is a time of vibrant energy and personal growth, offering a profound connection with nature. In this blog post, we’ll explore a simple ritual to embrace the energy of this auspicious day through meditation, Kundalini Yoga, affirmation, and time in nature. 

Harnessing The Power Of Intention

Our intentions and embodied energy have the potential to transcend time and space, carrying us to the next celestial event on December 21, 2023. By combining our intentions with mindful practices like yoga, meditation, breath-work, and affirmation, we align ourselves with the natural rhythms of the universe, embrace our authentic state of being and magnify them by practicing rituals on these potent days.

Ritual Steps

Setting Intentions: Begin by finding a quiet space where you can sit comfortably. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and set your intentions for the Solstice. Reflect on what you wish to manifest, release, or cultivate in your life. Allow your intentions to be guided by your heart’s desires and your soul’s growth. 

Kundalini Yoga Practice: Transition into a Kundalini Yoga practice. Kundalini Yoga is a powerful and transformative practice that aims to awaken the dormant spiritual energy within. 

Heart-Opening Exercise

Begin by sitting in a comfortable cross-legged position. Place your hands on your heart center, close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths. Visualize a radiant sun at your heart center, shining brightly with love and compassion as you begin a spinal flex (flex your spine forward and then rock back). As you inhale, expand your chest and imagine the sun’s rays spreading throughout your entire body. With each exhale, release any tension or resistance, allowing your heart to open fully. 

Continue for about 3 minutes, inhaling forward and exhaling as you go back. To finish, inhale into the center with a straight spine and then exhale, with the eyes closed. 

Solar Plexus Activation

Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart. Place your hands on your solar plexus, located just above your navel. Inhale deeply and, as you exhale, begin to rotate your torso in a circular motion, clockwise. Visualize the energy of the sun radiating from your solar plexus, empowering and energizing your entire being. Continue rotating for a few minutes, allowing the energy to flow freely. 

Meditative Journey

Continue your ritual with a guided meditation. Sit in a crossed legged pose or in a chair and visualize yourself standing in a lush, sun-kissed field, surrounded by vibrant yellow flowers and the gentle gold-filled warmth of the sun. As you inhale through your nose, suspend your breath for 3 seconds, feel  and see the energy of the Solstice infusing your entire being, filling you with vitality, courage, and abundance. Then, exhale long and deep through your nose. Stay in this meditation for as long as you feel called too, allowing yourself to fully immerse in the energy of the moment while visualize the color of gold and warmth of the sun. 

Affirmation + Reflection

Once you complete your yoga and meditation practice, take a few moments to reflect on your experience. Journal about any insights, visions, or emotions that arose during your meditation and yoga session. Write down affirmations that align with your intentions, empowering yourself with positive statements that resonate with your soul’s journey. 

Nature Immersion

To conclude your ritual, spend time in nature. Whether it’s taking a mindful walk in a nearby park, sitting by or swimming in a body of water, or simply grounding yourself on the earth, allow the natural world to nourish your senses. Absorb the beauty around you, expressing gratitude for the abundance of life and the interconnectedness of all things. 

The Solstice offers a transformative opportunity to connect with nature’s energy. Through a simple ritual of setting intentions, practicing Kundalini Yoga with a guided meditation, affirming your desires, and immersing yourself in nature, you align with the essence of this auspicious day. Embrace this time to nurture your soul, invite personal growth, and deepen your connection with the universe. 

Love, Onkar 

House of Onkar is a sanctuary for holistic well-being and personal transformation, offering accessible Kundalini Yoga teachings, healing practices, and nurturing support to empower individuals on their journey towards a balanced and vibrant life.

Onkar is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, healer, and meditative counselor with over 15 years of experience. Based in Austin, she is known for her approachable methods in accessing the technology of Kundalini Yoga, her 1.1 mentorships, and her powerful 7-, 14- and 40-day immersions that promote healing of the mind, body, and soul. Onkar is a frequent contributor to mainstream publications and wellness brands, and her love for teaching and meditation shines through in her nurturing and compassionate approach.

If you would like to know more, contact Onkar @ www.houseofonkar.com

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