Summer Solstice 108 Sun Salutations - Moving Mediation to send Peace & Love into the World
Sun Salutations ZOOM (Virtual)
The Summer Solstice is at 23.43, Saturday 20th June CET. This event takes place the following day from 5 pm – 7pm CET (4 – 6 pm UK time) am June 21st as the energy of the solstice carries us into the summer.
We are currently living in somewhat troubled times, and disharmony and suffering are erupting and highlighted in many places worldwide, we will practice with the intention to channel and bring the energies of peace and love into the world.
Join Gaia, Steffi, Holly, Kristyna & Scarlett in this 90 minutes moving meditation to generate and send out peace and love into the world and celebrate the Summer Solstice.
Practicing the Sun Salutations is an immensely profound (and fun) way to connect to the life-giving source and power of the Sun in appreciation, love, and gratitude. With intention, we shall practice to open hearts and become a vessel for the love-light-flow to pour forth. Raising our vibration to transform and heal ourselves and the world.
By joining our energy and hearts together we become a powerful beacon of light and love which can spread around the globe. The guidance from the teachers will be to center in the heart with love and devotion and flow through the 108 with the intention to radiate positive energy into the world.
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 🙂 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 & summer 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.
We will be using a beautiful piece of music to support and empower us all into an ever-deepening meditative and smooth flow. The track everlasting from the artist Asura lasts for 9.18 minutes, within that time we will complete one round of 12 sun salutations. A playlist of this track repeated 9 times will give us a total of 108 sun salutations. Download the track HERE and create a playlist to use during this event
The summer solstice marks the height of summer and the earth’s longest day and shortest night. It is a time of honoring the earth and the sun’s blessing of warmth and light.
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 solstice, we connect to this great turning point in the earth’s yearly cycle.
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.
We have 5 teachers to lead us through the practice of 9 rounds. A round is made up of 12 sun salutations.
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. And most important this practice will be dedicated to bringing more peace and love into the world.
We will be approaching the practice as an Anahata practice.. so the focus will be on the heart center. The teachers will guide with coaching that is heart centering to generate a connection to peace, love, understanding, kindness, compassion, etc. At the beginning of the event we will set our intention and in the end we will sit in meditation, unifying our energies and offer the fruits of the practice into the world.
It’s amazing how people are connecting live online, in real-time with zoom and FB, etc . And it’s really profound the potential changes 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 is currently going on in the world. This is something positive that we can do for ourselves and others.
This FREE 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
21st June 2020
21st June 2021
Please warm up in the 30 mins before the session starts
5 pm CET, (4 pm UK time).
108 sun salutations will be completed in approx 90mins. The teachers will teach rounds of 12 sun salutations followed by a 25 minute Savasana and meditation practice