108 SUN SALUTATIONS
Join Akka’s Resident Teachers in Honor of the Summer Solstice and in Support of El Refugio
We gather in community to practice a 108 Sun Salutations A
In Yoga philosophy 108 is a sacred number which Mathematicians from the Vedic tradition came to view as the number representing the wholeness of existence.
A few examples…
There are 27 Lunar Constellations over 4 elements and 4 directions (27 x 4 = 108)
54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet with a male/female side (=108)
Stonehedge is 108 feet in diameter
All Mala beads have 108 beads.
There are 108 Upanishads (a collection of Indian religious and philosophical texts from as early as 800 BCE)
The ratio of the diameter of the sun to the earth= 108
The ratio of the earth to the moon= 108
According to Ayurveda and Chinese medicine there are 108 sacred (marma) points in the body
A bell is chimed 108 times in Buddhist temples in Japan to finish the old year and welcome the new one.
Oh…and there’s 108 cards in an Uno deck 😉