108 Sun Salutes for Autumn Equinox 2020

Intro

Welcome to the 108 Sun salute ritual page. 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.

and a celebration ritual to express our gratitude for providing us with light, warmth and energy.

108 Sun Salutes is a wonderful practice to learn sync your breath with your movement. It also opens your mind to new possibilities and tests your will power and energizes you in the process.

 

 

Why would one practice Sun Salutations?

 

To Honor the Sun

Sun is the light and energy source for life on earth. And it makes sense to have a small ritual, call it a sequence if you will, to honor this relationship. 
 

For the love of poetry

“Surya Namaskar” is salutations to the Sun. Where “Namaskar” means “I bow my head with complete gratitude and offer myself to you wholeheartedly without being biased and partial”. And the word “Surya” means “the one who expands and illuminates the world”. Beautiful, right?
 

For the love of fitness

  • 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
 

What else?

If just feeling fitter and energized does not cut it for you. Here is another list
  • Strengthening body
  • Improving flexibility
  • Burning fat
  • Improving blood circulation
  • Improving the function of internal organs
  • Improving muscle tone
  • Improving posture
  • Building mental focus
  • Helping relax
  • Relaxing the mind
 
And now multiply it by 108. 🙂 Awesome, right? 
 

Why 108?

It’s a well know tradition and a sacred number in the yogic tradition. 😊

And for the rest of us, it is a nice looking number and big enough to make the practice exciting. 😉

Invention of the light bulb purportedly took Thomas Edison 1,000 tries before he developed a successful prototype.

“How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” a reporter asked.

“I didn’t fail 1,000 times,” Edison responded. “The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”

About the event

 

Place

Online – Zoom Call.
&
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (places limited, previous registration required 🙏)
 

Time

September 20, 2020
8 AM (UTC+1 Canary/London time)
 

Agenda

September 20, 2020 (UTC+1 Canary/London time)
8:00 AM – Preparation and introduction
8:15 AM – Warmup
8:30 AM – Start of salutation. 4 rounds of 27 salutes.
10:00 AM – Finishing, stretching, relax
 

Price

10€.

Register your place here!

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