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Spring Celebration | 108 Sun Salutations
March 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm$30
Join Heather as she guides you through the 108 Sun Salutations, whether you do one, some or all of the practice. This practice is about celebrating you!
What is the significance of 108?
The number 108 is sacred and significant in many ways, appearing in many disciplines from astronomy to yoga:
:: The number 108 appears in ancient, sacred texts. For example, there are 108 Upanishads and 108
:: 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
When do people practice 108 Sun Salutations?
Sun Salutations can be practiced any time and with any frequency. Traditionally, practicing 108 Sun Salutations is reserved for the change of the seasons (ie the Winter and Summer Solstice, and the Spring and Fall Equinox).
Spring and Fall Equinoxes
During an equinox, the day and night are equal lengths. The Spring Equinox represents a time of rebirth and new beginnings, making it a great time to detoxify the body. The Fall Equinox, also called the Autumnal Equinox, offers a time to go within and ground before the onset of winter.
Summer and Winter Solstice
The Summer Solstice is marked as a time of celebration. Many cultures have festivals to celebrate the sun and its life-giving energy. The summer marks a time of everything being in full bloom. The Winter Solstice symbolizes death and rebirth – new beginnings and fresh starts.