108 Sun Salutations Challenge
19th June 2020
We are meeting at the entrance to
Dicovery Center at 5pm and from there we will decide
where will we go.
Bring water and your mat, lot's of patience and strength.
International Day of Yoga
is celebrated annually on 21 June since its inception in 2015 (and me and my students have been celebrating it with 108 Sun Salutations since). An international day
for yoga was declared unanimously by the
United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 11 December 2014.
Yoga is a physical, mental, and/or spiritual practice attributed mostly to India. 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.
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.
I believe we can all truly benefit in celebrating
this change together.
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.
3 key things at Mind Body Flow Yoga:
Doing something that we find inspiring
Doing something that inspires others
Doing something that helps other people inspire others
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.
I believe that you can do the 108 Sun Salutations
I look forward to seeing your tired smile
after it’s all said and done!