Summer Solstice & Health

June 20, 20242 min read

Summer solstice has various significant meanings throughout cultures, ancient times, and is still celebrated now... what could it mean for our health?

The longest day of the year

Our health is more than our bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and organs.

It is more than the way we function in movement in our hobbies, athletic pursuits, and in the gym...

More than the way our brain performs within our careers, relationships, and how we feel about the value we bring as a human.

It is more than the sleep we get, the diet we intake, and the amount of money we have.

Our health also has deep ties to rituals and spiritual practices.

Regardless of one's origin or beliefs, the idea of observing a day of significance to reflect on our current place on this planet could be beneficial.

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Many cultures associate the summer solstice with awakening and renewal. People are inspired to check in with themselves, their goals and intentions, and work on creating action with the things they'd like to see happen in their lives.

It is also known as a time to represent abundance, expansion, and new beginnings. An emerging from the dark, both spiritually and physically.

With that said, here are a few ways to celebrate today.

1. Try a quite practice (reflect on anything above)

This can be candles with meditation, yoga, journaling, sunbathing, sungazing at the sunrise or sunset, sauna, cold therapy, and some flow style movement/martial arts.

2. Go to a gathering or create one

Celebrate with friends or family with a picnic and/or a bonfire. Find ways to get creative with what each of you are grateful for.

Getting still and quiet, reflecting and bringing in gratitude, can go a long way in how we feel in our day to day lives. A day like today is a great way to do so... if we so choose.

Join us at Wildwoods at 7pm for a Solstice Yoga session! Text 360-317-2055 to claim your spot!

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Born in Texas, Daniel began his Strength & Conditioning journey in high school where he found more joy in the actual training for sport than the sport itself. While pursuing a Sport & Exercise Science in college, he was blessed to become an intern at a local Strength & Conditioning gym that was also a CrossFit gym. It was there under the guidance of his first Mentor he began his coaching journey. This eventually led to taking over ownership of CrossFit Bothell in Bothell, WA in Jan of 2020. After 4 years of learning and growth, he is excited to start a brand new gym community in Bellingham, WA. Daniel believes in what a gym can do for humans. How it can become a place to receive coaching and feedback, to be vulnerable and struggle with others. He believes it's a place to learn, grow, and adapt in many more ways than simply improving ones body. He believes in a holistic approach to fitness.

Daniel Weaver

Born in Texas, Daniel began his Strength & Conditioning journey in high school where he found more joy in the actual training for sport than the sport itself. While pursuing a Sport & Exercise Science in college, he was blessed to become an intern at a local Strength & Conditioning gym that was also a CrossFit gym. It was there under the guidance of his first Mentor he began his coaching journey. This eventually led to taking over ownership of CrossFit Bothell in Bothell, WA in Jan of 2020. After 4 years of learning and growth, he is excited to start a brand new gym community in Bellingham, WA. Daniel believes in what a gym can do for humans. How it can become a place to receive coaching and feedback, to be vulnerable and struggle with others. He believes it's a place to learn, grow, and adapt in many more ways than simply improving ones body. He believes in a holistic approach to fitness.

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