Winter Park: 108 Sun Salutation Event

Winter Park: 108 Sun Salutation Event

SWEAT & SMILE YOUR WAY THROUGH 108 SUN SALUTATIONS:)))

Practice 108 Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar) at the time of the Summer Solstice for an awakening, warming and an invigoration of the mind, body & spirit at the change of the season.

What is the significance of the number 108?
108 has long been considered a sacred number in Hinduism and yoga. Traditionally, malas, or garlands of prayer beads, come as a string of 108 beads (plus one for the “guru bead,” around which the other 108 beads turn like the planets around the sun). A mala is used for counting as you repeat a mantra.

Renowned mathematicians of Vedic culture viewed 108 as a number of the wholeness of existence. 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. Such phenomena have given rise to many examples of ritual significance.

According to yogic tradition, there are 108 pithas, or sacred sites, throughout India. And there are also 108 Upanishads and 108 marma points, or sacred places of the body.

And, yes, one can offer a yoga mala of 108 Sun Salutations! At Full Circle Yoga, we create our mala by offering a variety of sun salutations that are interesting and healthy for the mind and body.

 

Winter Park: 108 Sun Salutation Event

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