The first day of summer or summer solstice is synonymous with pool parties, cookouts and beach days. For spiritual advisers and novice practitioners alike, the summer solstice is more than just a day to spend fun in the sun, it’s also the perfect time to cleanse your spirit and prepare for all life has to offer you in the months to come.

To help you prepare for this annual transition, Blavity sat down with spiritual adviser and yogi Brandis Rawls of BMoRaw to explain the concept of solstice practices and discuss four rituals you can do ahead of the summer solstice.