About The Upcoming Solar Eclipse – August 21, 2017


Get the Most out of the Upcoming Eclipse

Celestial eclipses have always generated a lot of interest over the course of history. There are a lot of ideas about how an eclipse might affect the human body and mind. At the very least, it is quite noticeable and we become acutely aware of our environment for a brief time.

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, August 21, 2017. The event has been described as the “Great American Eclipse” as it will be visible in totality only within a band across the entire contiguous United States.

The so-called Great American Total Solar Eclipse will darken skies all the way from Oregon to South Carolina, along a stretch of land about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide. People who find themselves in this “path of totality” for the big event are in for an unforgettable experience.

According to yoga and Ayurveda, lunar and solar eclipses are very significant. During an eclipse is an especially fruitful time for mediation, mantra and spiritual practices. Many recommendations apply including eating light and not traveling during the eclipse. Potent energy surrounds the time of the eclipse for 2-3 days before and after. Emotions can be heightened, and you may be prone to mistakes in judgment.

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