108 Sun Salutes for the Troops

June 21 is the official meteorological summer solstice and yogis will gather at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to perform 108 Sun Salutes in honor of the solstice and to pay tribute to Hampton Roads veterans.

It’s happening on the Virginia Beach boardwalk between 35th and 36th streets at sunrise on Sunday, June 21. The Sun Salutations are a series of yoga poses performed in a continuous flowing sequence and intended to improve the strength and flexibility of the muscles. 108 should improve your strength and flexibility a lot!

The event is being put on by Mindful Yoga Therapy, and this event is specifically benefiting the Give Back Yoga Foundation, a project supporting military veterans coping with PTSD, traumatic brain injury or other stress-related disorders.

Participation is free if you’d like to join, but donations will be accepted to benefit Mindful Yoga Therapy. To learn more about the event visit www.facebook.com/drishtifest.