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Welcoming the summer solstice

Yogis gather in Rock Ledge Ranch at sunrise to welcome in the the new summer season on the longest day of the year.

Carol Myers rings a singing bowl before a group of yogis practiced Saturday, June 21, 2014, sun salutatios as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Carol Myers rings a singing bowl before a group of yogis practiced Saturday, June 21, 2014, sun salutatios as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, is passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise  Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, is passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sarah Martin reaches for the bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, as it is passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise  Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sarah Martin reaches for the bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, as it is passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sarah Martin holds a bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, as it was passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise  Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sarah Martin holds a bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, as it was passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Stones are passed out among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise  Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Stones are passed out among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado Springs' very own Santa Claus rings a singing bowl before a group of yogis practiced Saturday, June 21, 2014, sun salutatios as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Colorado Springs' very own Santa Claus rings a singing bowl before a group of yogis practiced Saturday, June 21, 2014, sun salutatios as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Yogis welcome the summer solstice Saturday, June 21, 2014, with sun salutations as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Yogis welcome the summer solstice Saturday, June 21, 2014, with sun salutations as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Yogis welcome the summer solstice Saturday, June 21, 2014, with sun salutations as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Yogis welcome the summer solstice Saturday, June 21, 2014, with sun salutations as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado Springs' very own Santa Claus rings a singing bowl as a group of yogis practice Saturday, June 21, 2014, sun salutatios as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Colorado Springs' very own Santa Claus rings a singing bowl as a group of yogis practice Saturday, June 21, 2014, sun salutatios as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, is passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise  Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, is passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The first sunrise of the summer creeps over the hill east of Rock Ledge Ranch as Yogis welcome the summer solstice Saturday, June 21, 2014, as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the 19th century farm and historical site in Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

The first sunrise of the summer creeps over the hill east of Rock Ledge Ranch as Yogis welcome the summer solstice Saturday, June 21, 2014, as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the 19th century farm and historical site in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, is passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise  Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, is passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The first sunrise of the summer creeps over the hill east of Rock Ledge Ranch as Yogis welcome the summer solstice Saturday, June 21, 2014, as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the 19th century farm and historical site in Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

The first sunrise of the summer creeps over the hill east of Rock Ledge Ranch as Yogis welcome the summer solstice Saturday, June 21, 2014, as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the 19th century farm and historical site in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Carol Myers rings a singing bowl before a group of yogis practiced Saturday, June 21, 2014, sun salutatios as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Carol Myers rings a singing bowl before a group of yogis practiced Saturday, June 21, 2014, sun salutatios as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, is passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise  Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, is passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sarah Martin reaches for the bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, as it is passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise  Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sarah Martin reaches for the bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, as it is passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sarah Martin holds a bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, as it was passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise  Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sarah Martin holds a bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, as it was passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Stones are passed out among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise  Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Stones are passed out among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Colorado Springs' very own Santa Claus rings a singing bowl before a group of yogis practiced Saturday, June 21, 2014, sun salutatios as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Colorado Springs' very own Santa Claus rings a singing bowl before a group of yogis practiced Saturday, June 21, 2014, sun salutatios as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Yogis welcome the summer solstice Saturday, June 21, 2014, with sun salutations as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Yogis welcome the summer solstice Saturday, June 21, 2014, with sun salutations as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Yogis welcome the summer solstice Saturday, June 21, 2014, with sun salutations as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Yogis welcome the summer solstice Saturday, June 21, 2014, with sun salutations as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Colorado Springs' very own Santa Claus rings a singing bowl as a group of yogis practice Saturday, June 21, 2014, sun salutatios as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Colorado Springs' very own Santa Claus rings a singing bowl as a group of yogis practice Saturday, June 21, 2014, sun salutatios as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, is passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise  Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, is passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

The first sunrise of the summer creeps over the hill east of Rock Ledge Ranch as Yogis welcome the summer solstice Saturday, June 21, 2014, as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the 19th century farm and historical site in Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

The first sunrise of the summer creeps over the hill east of Rock Ledge Ranch as Yogis welcome the summer solstice Saturday, June 21, 2014, as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the 19th century farm and historical site in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, is passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise  Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A bowl of the burning Mayan incense, Copal, is passed among yogis before the group of about 20 welcomed the new summer season with a class at sunrise Saturday, June 20, 2014, in the Rock Ledge Ranch historical site. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

The first sunrise of the summer creeps over the hill east of Rock Ledge Ranch as Yogis welcome the summer solstice Saturday, June 21, 2014, as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the 19th century farm and historical site in Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

The first sunrise of the summer creeps over the hill east of Rock Ledge Ranch as Yogis welcome the summer solstice Saturday, June 21, 2014, as part of the Santa Solstice Yoga Celebration at the 19th century farm and historical site in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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