The Winter Solstice falls on Saturday June 21, and KMYOGA will be hosting a special WINTER SOLSTICE KUNDALINI YOGA & SOUND CELEBRATION from 6.00pm - 8.30pm In this blog, KMYOGA Founder, Author and renowned Opera Singer, Kathryn McCusker explores the meaning of the Winter Solstice. Following this is another KMYOGA blog about the Power of Sound Healing:
THE WINTER SOLSTICE:
Kathryn McCusker, KMYOGA Founder
The term Solstice means "sun stands still". In the southern hemisphere it occurs in the middle of the year and represents the start of Winter.
It is the time when the sun reaches its lowest point in the sky, making Winter Solstice the shortest day and the longest night of the year.
During the winter solstice the sun hugs closer to the horizon than at any other time during the year, giving way to the least amount of daylight annually. On the bright side, the day after the winter solstice marks the beginning of lengthening days leading up to the summer solstice.
This event had deep spiritual meaning in many cultures and in many cases Winter Solstice was associated with the birth of the Sun, meaning the birth of the god or goddess.It would seem that many ancient cultures had a similar spiritual meaning for Winter Solstice, suggesting humanity always cared about the rebirth of light.
This is a poignant time to stop and listen, to harmonize our energy and reassess our connection to our spirit and life’s purpose.
It is a powerful time of re-birth and transformation - to acknowledge our shadow, heal our wounds, release old thought patterns and align with our light to illuminate our highest destiny.
Winter Solstice is an opportunity to come together with your community in celebration of hope, peace and the rebirth of light.