HERE COMES THE SUN
The Summer Solstice is that peak moment in our year where the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky and is the day with the longest period of daylight. A pivotal turning point in our year.
It is a revered time recognised by many cultures and communities through rituals and festivals. Many celebrate these light times in preparation for the darker times ahead. Good practice both in a real and metaphorical sense.
The Sun also plays a great part in our world at OPO, we believe in meditation outdoors, in day light, eyes open receiving good light and natural connection.
Especially to help improve our circadian rhythms (natural, internal process that regulates the sleep–wake cycle and repeats roughly every 24 hours) - expect more solar sessions to appear in the app.
So in gratitude for the great golden star of light and heat... Happy Solstice!
OUR SOLSTICE SOUND JOURNEY
To mark this solstice time we have created a very special sound bath with our master sound artist Lasse Mosegard in Ibiza.
This is a beautiful expansive sound scape filled with a blend of powerful deep sound frequencies reflecting the moving stillness of the sun. You can also find this Solstice session in our OPO app.
PUT YOUR HEADPHONES ON
DISCOVER NEW OPO PORTALS
If you are in London be sure to discover our portals around the city as part of London Festival of Architecture. Visit the LFA website for more information on the whole festival.
We are busy expanding and planting or portals around the world. New ones emerging in Paris, Barcelona, Berlin and the wilds of Ireland & England.
Our dream is to plant portals around the world for us all to connect to the power and beauty of nature and the present state.
Download the app to find out more.
WHAT IS MINDFUL OBSERVATION?
At OPO we use our own unique meditation technique which we call Mindful Observation. The distinction is that much of the session is guided with our eyes open, resting our attention on the world around us.
Whether on the linear shapes of urban buildings, the mountain peak, the flowers in the grass, all of these spaces allow us to connect to presence which is ultimately our vision. That we experience life in the present state.
Meditation is often associated with eyes closed which is indeed one of many practices and really useful when we feel overstimulated by the world.
Our intention is to show that in fact meditation is a way of being in the world, present and ready for whatever life gives us. Mastering practice is one thing, mastering life is entirely another.
Try our meditations using the OPO app and see how you might open your eyes to the world around you in a new way.
STILL SOUNDS FOR SUMMER SOLSTICE
To honour the Sun and Summer Solstice this playlist celebrates the light and vibration of this time. Head to a sunset, a sunrise or just connect to all that the sun brings.
Play our mix of still sounds and heart opening beats here. With expansive tracks from Primal Scream, Thomas Jackson, Sainkho Namtchylak, and more.
'Meditation is inner music, music is outer Meditation'