Posted by Natasha on 17th February 2017

108 Sun Salutations for the Spring Equinox

As we transition into spring, let's celebrate the onset of longer days and challenge ourselves with 108 sun salutations. This practice is both energising, as we move with our breath, and meditative due to the rhythmical quality of sun salutations. It's a great way to 'spring clean' the body and the mind.

How it will work

We will do 12 rounds of 9 sun salutations (surya namaskar), with a short meditation after every third round. We will finish with gentle stretches and restorative postures, a long relaxation and a meditation. There will be a choice of teas available with fresh lemon and ginger to refresh and rehydrate after the practice.

 

Why 108?

108 sun salutations are traditionally practiced in yoga at the change of the seasons, and sometimes for the New Year. 108 is a symbolic number in yoga for various reasons:

◊ The distance from the earth to the sun is around 108 times the diameter of the sun

◊ There are said to be 108 energy lines converging to and from the heart chakra

◊ Yoga mala necklaces traditionally have 108 beads

◊ 108 is a Harshad number, which is an integer divisible by the sum of its digits (Harshad is a Sanskrit word that means 'great joy')

◊ 108 is the number of Upanishads comprising Indian philosophy's Vedic texts

 

Details:

Date: Sunday 19th March 2017

Time: 10am-12pm (approx. 2 hours)

Price: £18 or 3 credits

What to bring: A towel and a bottle of water. Mats are included, but you are welcome to bring your own.

This event is suitable for those who have a more advanced practice, such as vinyasa or a solid hatha practice.

You can reserve your spot online, or drop in on the day in which case places are filled on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you book online, you can cancel the workshop up to 12 hours before it begins, and you will receive the equivalent number of credits in your account.