International Yoga Day

21st June 2017

108 Sun Salutations Challenge

International Day of Yoga 

is celebrated annually on 21 June since its  inception in 2015.

An international day  for yoga was declared unanimously

by the  United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 11 December 2014.

 The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested

the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares special significance in many parts of the world.

So we dcided we will do a special challenge, just as last year,

we will try to survive the 108 Sun Slutations :)

A very lovely friend of mine, Fiona, did a nice gentle class in the morning in the fields and I joined her - it was my very first class that she thought me :)

Well done! I felt amaing after!

And here is a video and pictures from this class:

In the evening there was something much more difficult we tried to do...

Sorry for not answering all the hundreds of people separately what a SS is, why there are 108 and why we re doing thm...

It is a long explanation, and you can read all about it here :)

What’s this 108 Sun Salutations all about?

It’s a powerful experience that will stretch you and leave your yoga practice changed. Along with being an incredible way to detox, physically and mentally, it’s a memorable gesture to mark the end of spring and the arrival of summer.

Why 108 Sun Salutations?

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—much like the Catholic rosary.

 

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.

Who’s it for?

This experience will stretch and expand you to the core and is good for anyone who’s looking to fulfill what we see as our personal mission statement:

Bring peace to mind, through a connection with the body so that they can flow through life with greater ease.

You can only do this by believing in yourself, accepting the fact

that you are worthy of the challenge in front of you

and with your best effort taking it one asana at a time to its natural outcome.

 

 

 

 

 

We did it and it was not easy

and

I loved seeing your tired smile

after it had been all said and done!

thank you all

who joined me in this challenge!

TIMETABLE

Monday

9.45pm Pilates Bannatyne`s Luton 11.30am Yin Yoga Archer's Hitchin

12.30pm Tai Chi Archer's Hitchin

6.45pm Pilates Venue360

8pm Yoga Bannatyne`s Luton

Tuesday

11.15am Pilates Venue360 Luton

1pm Pilates Corporate Class

3pm Yoga Harpenden Sports Centre 

7pm Pilates Dunstable Centre 

8.15pm Yoga Dunstable Centre

Wednesday

6.15pm Yoga Bannatyne's Luton

Thursday

10.45pm Mature Moves Bannatyne's Luton

12pm Meditation Bannatyne's Luton

2pm Yoga Venue360 Luton

8.15pm Pilates HRLC

Friday

11am Pilates Venue360 Luton 

12.30pm Yoga Harpenden Sports Centre

3.15pm Yoga Harpenden Sports Centre 

6.30pm Yoga Bannatyne's Luton

Saturday

8.30am Yin Yoga Archer's Hitchin

9.30am Hatha Yoga Archer's Hitchin 

10.30am Tai Chi Archer's Hitchin

2pm Pilates North Herts LC

3pm Yoga North Herts LC

 

Sunday

8.50am Yoga Harpenden Sports Centre

(every other week)

10.15am Pilates Bannatyne´s Luton 

11.15am Yoga Bannatyne´s Luton  

4pm Pilates Houghton Regis Lc

5pm Yoga Houghton Regis Lc

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