This workshop is designed to put you in touch with your inner self.
The workshop is designed with sustainability in mind.
Whether you consider joining in or doing it on your own – I believe this video will help you to enjoy the practice even more. So I encourage you to take 5min to watch it.
You will benefit from this ritual even if you are able to complete only part of it. Yes, you don’t need to make it to the magic number 108. Even 10 sun salutes will make you feel empowered. However, if you feel up to a challenge, we will split up those 108 into 4 sets of 27 salutes, giving you time to assess your physical and mental state.
Also, I recommend watching this tutorial about Ujjayi breathing. Practicing ujjayi breath while doing the ritual will greatly increase your benefits of calming down your body and letting it rest and recover already during the practice:
Every year we have 4 reasons. And at the start of each of them, there is a great tradition of doing 108 Sun Salutations to celebrate the change in season and change in life. It’s like a worthy milestone to stop for a while and reassess life! It is not only an energizing, rejuvenating, and cleansing ritual. It is also a celebration to express our gratitude for providing us with light, warmth, and energy.
We all know about 4 seasons and each one of them has been celebrated since ancient days.
So how is it relevant today? Well, principles have not changed. We all are still here just because of the light and warmth the Sun is providing us. Without Sun there would be no life (as we know it) here on Earth – no you, no me, no fruits, no plants no animals. Nothing.
Would you agree that this deserves at least a bit of gratitude and appreciation from time to time? Imagine bringing a birthday present to your child. And instead of appreciation you get at best ignored or even mocked: “Is that it? What else you got for me?”. Not a nice thing to do, is it? And now imagine we have a similar relationship with the sun.
There are 2 solstices – marking the beginning of the summer and the winter accordingly. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year when Sun reaches the highest point in the sky. And the winter solstice is the shortest day and the lowest point.
And there are 2 equinoxes: spring and autumn when night and day are the most equal length to each other of the year.
108 Sun Salutes
108 Sun Salutes is a wonderful practice to learn to sync your breath with your movement. It also opens your mind to new possibilities and tests your willpower and energizes you in the process.
Physical benefits of the practice include:
Tones muscles and improves flexibility
Great cardio training and hormonal balance
Improves digestion and promotes weight loss
Increases energy and awareness levels
Enables Better Absorption of Nutrients
Reduces moods swings and brings more emotional stability
Improves Your Skin’s Glow
Improving blood circulation
Improving the function of internal organs
Improving muscle tone
Building mental focus
Relaxing the mind
Whether you believe in the ancient wisdom of this traditional number or are skeptical about it, 108 is a big enough number to make it challenging, however small enough so it is accessible for most attendees.
About the event
- 8 AM EST
- 1 PM (GMT/UTC/Canary/London time)
- 18:30 AM in India