... the first day of Summer 2013 is here! And what a fun summer we have planed for you on HilaryPhelps.com!
Today is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year and celebrated when the sun is at it's highest peak in the sky. June 21 (officially began at 1:04am Eastern time in the USA) is the day when the earth's axis is most tilted towards the sun, making it the day with the greatest amount of sunlight. After today, the days will slowly get shorter until December 21, when they will then start getting longer. June 22-23 is the arrival of the Supermoon, which promises to deliver the biggest and brightest moon of the year. (This article tells you when to watch)
Across the country, people celebrate the solstice in a variety of ways. Many flock to monuments like Stonehenge to watch the sunrise and yogis across the world celebrate by practicing 108 sun salutations (which is my plan for tonight). This morning, hundreds gathers in Times Square, in NYC to practice with Rodney Yee, a well know teacher in the yoga world. Why 108? This number connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters. There are also 108 sacred sites throughout India, the birth place of the yoga practice.
There are some fun things coming this summer... New and informative posts on travel, make-up, profiles and Summer skin care tips will go up on the site, which is getting a FULL make-over. An entire redesigned HilaryPhelps.com, blog and logo will launch beginning of July and I'm really looking forward to sharing that with all of you.
How are you celebrating this first day of Summer? Whatever it is you're doing today, and this weekend, I hope it brings you a smile and creates a lasting memory. Namaste.