08 Sun Salutations - Moving Mediation to invite balance and surrender into our lives
Sun Salutations ZOOM (Virtual)
Are you Ready to do your 108?
The number 108 is a renowned and sacred number in many traditions. This number also connects 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 sites throughout India, 108 Upanishads, and 108 marma points, or sacred places of the body.
Our teachers will lead us through the practice of 9 rounds. A round is made up of 12 sun salutations.
With the spring equinox the days begin to lighten and we start to move towards the summer. It’s a time of renewal and resurrection as nature rebuilds herself after the sleep of winter. As the day get longer we honor and appreciate the light that grows inside us and around us and breathe in the fresh new energy of the new season
Solstice means ‘standing of the sun’. It’s a time when the sun appears to stand still, that is, the seasonal movement of the Sun’s daily path (as seen from Earth) pauses at a northern or southern limit before reversing direction. At the time of the summer and winter solstice, we connect to these great turning points in the earth’s yearly cycle.
The Autumn Equinox is said to mark the end of summer and the beginning of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the first day of the autumn season and occurs when the sun passes the equator moving from the northern to the southern hemisphere. The North Pole begins to tilt away from the sun. The moment is important because it is the time when the nights and the day are of almost exactly equal length. It’s the beginning of autumn, and a moment on our way towards the winter solstice – the longest night.
Who is this for?
If you are comfortable with the practice of Surya Namaskar this will be a beautiful experience for you. If 108 sun salutations sound daunting to you, it needn’t be 🙂 This practice is a group effort and all are welcome. Should you need to rest at any point you can simply pause the movement and continue to the practice through visualization.
Each salutation will be fully guided by experienced and passionate teachers who love love love Sun Salutations.
Create a Team
If you feel you won’t have the strength to get through 108 you could always team up with a few friends? Imagine you are a team of 3. You could do a sun salutation and then friend number 2 does one and then friend number 3 does one, this means you each do 36 sun salutations. Or you could do it in rounds, one person does 12 sun salutations, then the next, then the next. 3 rounds of 12 = 36, x 3 = 108
Technical skill is important to make sure you practice without injury. We want you to be safe and comfortable with this practice so please view the following videos to support your practice.
This will be a celebration practice for the summer solstice for us to get in tune with nature and give thanks and appreciation for the natural cycles that bring us the beauty and wonder of the changing seasons.
It’s amazing how people are connecting live online, in real-time with zoom and FB, etc . And really profound is the potential for change that can happen when a group joins together like this. These virtual group gatherings generate positive energy to help relieve the global crisis, disharmony, and suffering that exists in the world. As we continue to navigate through these unusual times our practice supports more harmony, balance and peace. It is something positive that we can do for ourselves and for others.
This event will take place online with zoom. please REGISTER HERE
“May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you, guide your way on.”
Our end of practice message to participants of the free event 21st June 2020
Next dates to be announced
Approx 2 1/2 hours
20th September 2020 @ 9am Berlin time
Please warm up in the 30 mins before the session starts
The full practice will be completed in approx 2-3 hrs. The session starts with a short warm-up and then the teachers will teach rounds of 12 sun salutations followed by a 25 minute Savasana and meditation practice