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5 Yoga Poses to Celebrate Summer Solstice

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year. I t's an opportunity to appreciate and bask in sunlight and to nurture your inner glow.   Yoga is a great way to tune inward and tune out the internal and external chatter. To help you focus,  Carolan Hoffman, yoga instructor and f ounder of  Hot Spot Dupont  in  Washington, D.C., offers five  yoga poses you can do throughout the summer, to stay uplifted and inspired. 1.  Triangle Pose  - Grounding yet energizing. Stimulates and invigorates the spine.  How : Stand with legs open and arms stretched out. Wrists in line with ankles. Bend knee and lower hips. Place elbow at the inside of knee and both arms stretched apart.  Heart is open, torso stays lifted. Breath calmly through the nose. Hold the pose for 20 seconds. Repeat on left side. 2.  Chair Pose  - Exhilarating and stabilizing. Promotes a harmonious inner glow. How : Stand with feet hip width distance and arms stretched out in front of the body. Sit the hi