The United Nations General Assembly has declared June 21, 2015 as
the first annual International Day of Yoga.
June 21 is also the day of Summer Solstice for this year
which is the day when the Northern Hemisphere will have
its longest day of sun.
The International Day of Yoga was planned to coincide
with the Summer Solstice
and will be observed each year on that day.
This is a great time to balance our lives,
absorb all the positive energy embracing our planet,
and become aware of our evolution to
a higher age of wisdom and higher consciousness.
Celebrate yoga, the union of the individual soul
with omnipresent omniscient Spirit
as we enjoy the rejuvenating essence of Summer Solstice.
The two images, one above and one below, are from my series of Chakra paintings.
Chakra energy centers are located along the spin of your astral body and each center activates specific attributes in the yogi’s ascent to union with Spirit. Each center is associated with one of the five elements, certain sounds, certain functions in the body, as well as many other characteristics.
The image above is a detail from work-in-progress on the Sacral Chakra.
This painting is oil and gold leaf on canvas, and measures six by six inches.
The Sacral Chakra is located just above the base of the astral spine. Its element is water and it produces our sense of taste. The sound emanating from this chakra is that of a flute.
The image below is of my oil on canvas painting of the Muldhara Chakra. This chakra is located at the base of the astral spine. Its element is water and it produces our sense of smell. A deeply meditating yogi may hear the sound of a buzzing bee emanating from this center.
The science of yoga is vast and has great depth. Enjoying the presence of beauty, form, and color of oil paintings in our everyday life is one way to embrace and appreciate the significance of yoga.
Visit my web site CherieShanti.com for more paintings and more information on the topic of yoga.
Namaste, Shanti, Shanti