Set your intentions for the new year with a celebratory practice of 108 Sun Salutations. Sun Salutations are meant to show gratitude to the sun and bring its energy into our bodies. It revitalizes the spirit and refreshes the mind. Join us for this amazing 108 Sun Salutations class meant to link our breath with movement, creating a moving meditation, inhaling to welcome renewal, and exhaling to let go of what no longer serves us. Start off the year with gratitude and excitement.
This class will be energizing, challenging, not heated and usually lasts about 2 hours. All levels of Yogi's are welcome.
All participants are encouraged to pre-register as there will be a minimum cut-off of 10 people to hold the class, and space for 40 people in the class. Day of the class, we will admit all pre-registered, and the remainder on a first-come first served basis.
Three ways to pre-register for the event: On-line, or in person at the studio front desk, or call the studio at 860-461-0910.
About the 108 Sun Salutations
The number 108 is quite profound and meaningful in many disciplines and full of symbology.
- A Mala refers to prayer beads counted during recitation of prayers, traditionally with 108 beads, said to signify the 108 human passions.
- There are 54 letters in the Sanscrit alphabet. Each has a masculine and feminine, shiva and shakti for a total of 2 X 54 = 108.
- The number has a special relationship in the sun, moon and earth: The average distance of the sun and the moon to earth is 108 times their respective diameters.
- According to yogic tradition, there are 108 sacred places of the body, or 108 energy lines converging to and from the heart.
The practice is rewarding, calming, and invigorating for both mind and body. It is intended to improve the strength and flexibility of your muscles, and clear your mind as you focus on breathing and flow through the sequence.
What is a sun-salutation (Surya Namaskar)?