(Originally published as a “Popular Lately,” “Featured Today Spirituality Highlight,” “Popular Yoga,” “Popular Wellness,” and “Popular Spirituality” article on Elephant Journal)
We celebrated a beautiful Vedic festival called Makar Sankranti at Vedika Global on January 14th, 2016. This festival worships the Sun as it makes its northern ascent in the sky during the first six months of the year. It is considered an auspicious way to start your educational journey and to recommit to your health and spiritual goals for the year ahead.
So many traditional societies have revered the Sun for its magnificent qualities, including the ancient Egyptian, Aztec, Buddhist, Chinese, Christian, Baltic, and Greek cultures.
The Vedic Indian tradition honors the Sun as being the symbol of health, wealth, knowledge, inner power, and the illumination of your very soul.
I have always loved the Sun.
Even before I encountered Ayurveda, the Sun was a huge source of inspiration to me.
Sunrises and sunsets have always captivated my heart; it never ceases to amaze me how artistic the Sun is ~ every morning and evening, it creates a brand new art exhibition, totally free of charge and open to all. Continue reading