The Summer Solstice marks the beginning of the Dakshinaya period where for 6 months the earth moves in the southern or “dakshina” orbit towards the Winter Solstice. In the next few days, there is a potent opportunity to the align yourself with this astronomical shift that was so huge for our ancestors that they built temples such as Callinish in Scotland, Konarak in Egypt, Multan Sun Temple in Pakistan, Mayan Sun Temples, Dakshinaarka Temple in Bihar, Suryanarayana Temple at Arasavilli, Surya Pahar Temple in Assam, and the great Solstice site – Stonehenge.
Yoga Mala Solstice Ritual ~
Create a Yoga Mala for yourself with Surya Namaskar and the Bija mantras for the sun. You may also choose to offer a mala of the Gayatri mantra.
The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth. The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun. The average distance of the Moon from the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Moon.
The average number of breaths per day at 21,600, of which 10,800 are solar energy, and 10,800 are lunar energy.
Blessings in all directions as we continue our journey around the Solar light that purifies and nourishes us all.