HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. — The official start to winter begins today with the winter solstice.
That means for those who live in the northern hemisphere, they experience the shortest day of the year, and the longest night.
This is because on this day every year, the north pole is tilted to its maximum away from the sun.
While it’s the time of year to embrace the colder temperatures and the darkness, many cultures and spiritual practitioners find this time of year to be a period of regeneration and renewal.
The yoga community is one such group that recognizes the winter solstice as a symbol of new beginnings.
Soho Yoga in Hermosa Beach has provided a safe space for yogis of all ages and all-levels from beginner to advanced, to explore their practice, connect with oneself and community, and even connect with nature with their outdoor beach yoga classes.
Soho Yoga's Yoga Director Natasha Snow Needles shares tips to connect with breath and movement during this time of shorter days, and the busy holiday season.