Dec 21: Solstice

Surya Namaskar

Part of the 2020 good-times advent calendar! If you have ideas, and/or would like to see something fun drawn into the advent calendar, please let me know. Comment below or email/WhatsApp me and let’s have fun this next few weeks.

The reason for the season! After today the days start getting longer again, and that is really something to celebrate (on Saturday Stockholm had the first sunshine of the month, and even that was set at 3PM). I will celebrate by leading yoga classes on Sunday and Monday (on both sides of the longest night) that will feature lots of sun salutations.

Normally we seek out a local solstice celebration or host our own. The Secret Lantern Solstice festival is a really great False Creek activity that we have done for at least a decade, even though for the last few we haven’t had a nearby apartment to host a warm-up party before and after the outdoor activities. This year the in-person parades and dancing and performances are off, but they have posted a bunch of videos and how-tos to replace the lantern making workshops and are encouraging balcony lanterns to replace the parade. Looks like fun, and you don’t have to be in Vancouver to participate!