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Solstice in Times Square: International Yoga Day

I discovered Bikram yoga back in 2012 when trying different methods to spice up my workout routine and I've been completely hooked ever since! I'm officially obsessed with all things YOGA. 15 years ago, a brilliant initiative called "Solstice in Times Square" was launched. It's an annual event that takes place in Times Square, wherein (probably well over 5,000 +) yogi's come together to practice as a collective to celebrate the summer solstice (the longest day of the year). 


The event is all day and literally happens smack in the middle of Times Square, it's really quite a sight to behold and even moreso to be in and therefore FEEL. I mean, the energy and positivity that was radiating from each participant was so apparent. Even if you're not a particularly "feeling" centric person, the upliftment and aesthetic marvelousness was captivating. 
 

In many cultures, the summer solstice or the welcoming of the summer season has been celebrated and has served as an indicator of the renewal of the mind, the body and the spirit. An energizer, an activation for creative expression and a rebirth.