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Try this relaxing sunset yoga flow on the longest day of the year

Prepare yourself for a good night's sleep on the longest day of the year with this Yin yoga flow. In summertime, and especially today, it stays light longer outside. This may make it difficult to fall asleep and can cause fatigue in the long run. Join us for this sunset flow to wind down, and to prepare your body for bedtime. It is also the perfect remedy to calm down your mind after a long day at work.


On June 21st, the sun brightens our skies longer than on any other day. The summer solstice is here: our longest day and shortest night of the year, and the first day of astronomical summer in Earth's Northern Hemisphere. Solstice comes from the Latin words ‘sol’, meaning Sun and ‘sistere’, meaning to come to a stop or stand still. On the day of the June solstice, the Sun reaches its northernmost position, as seen from the Earth. At that moment, its zenith does not move north or south as during most other days of the year, but it stands still at the Tropic of Cancer. It then reverses its direction and starts moving south again.


To celebrate the solstice and all that extra daylight, take a moment to try this yin yoga flow with gentle postures and asanas that are held for longer periods of time: three to five minutes. In this way, the connective tissue is slowly stretched and hydrated and the joints remain supple. Create space in the connective tissue and your joints and enjoy all the health benefits during your well-deserved sleep.

Renée Leeuw

Renée Leeuw

During her career as Editor-in-Chief of an online interior design magazine, Renée Leeuw found her physical and mental peace in yoga. In Australia her passion for yoga and meditation intensified, after which she successfully completed her first teacher training at Santosha Yoga Institute in Bali. After several further courses, she now teaches Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra and meditation. Another thing she gets her energy from? Nature and especially the ocean, preferably on a surfboard. Curious about her lessons? In Amsterdam, she often rolls out her yoga mat at Equal Yoga, Het Gymlokaal, Yagoy and she teaches through her own platform YAY!YOGA. Also, listen here to The YAY! YOGA podcast.