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WINTER SOLSTICE – 108 SUN SALUTATIONS

Let’s celebrate the Winter Solstice together with the traditional 108 Sun Salutations, followed by a guided sound meditation.

108 SUN SALUTATIONS

In Sanskrit, Sun Salutations are referred to as “Surya Namaskar” and were traditionally practiced to usher in the new day, hence the name. Sun Salutations are physically challenging and are an excellent cardiovascular workout and meditative practice at once.

The number 108 is sacred and significant in many ways, appearing in many disciplines from astronomy to yoga, some examples:

  • The number 108 appears in ancient, sacred texts. There are 108 Upanishads and 108 Tantras
  • In numerology, 108 equals 9, which symbolizes universal love, eternity and awakening
  • In Ayurveda, there are 108 sacred points on the body
  • In astronomy, the distance between the Sun and Earth is roughly 108 times the Sun’s diameter
  • Mala bead necklaces have 108 beads, which are used to count during meditation

The Winter Solstice symbolizes death and rebirth – new beginnings and fresh starts.

Why do people practice 108 Sun Salutations?

It is believed that the fire (internal heat) that you build during this practice is cleansing, detoxifying, and gets you more in touch with yourself. There are many benefits to practicing 108 Sun Salutations.

You Move Energy
Sun Salutations heat the body and activate Prana, or upward energy. You’ve probably heard in yoga class that the active parts of class (like a Vinyasa flow) help create and move energy and stuck emotions. The slower parts of class (like hip openers and reclined poses) help release energy and emotions that no longer serve you.

Surrender
During 108 Sun Salutations, you will at some point think, “Why did I sign up for this?” If you keep going, you will find a state of ease, and even a sense of flow. You will surrender to the process, acknowledge what arises emotionally, and then let it go. When you finish, you will feel lighter and find meaning in this ancient ritual.

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Date

Dec 21 2022

Time

9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Organizer

Sophie Paternot

Other Organizers

Alexis Cress
Daniela Gonzalez

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