To celebrate the Winter Solstice, join us to practice the traditional 108 Sun Salutations by candlelight to honour the sun – Earth’s primary source of energy and light. A Sun Salutation, called Surya Namaskar in Sanskrit, is a bowing to the sun.

A Sun Salutation is a set sequence of poses that flow rhythmically from one to the next, with each movement linked to our breath. The sequence we practice contains nine poses, which when multiplied by 12, equals that auspicious number, 108.

Why 108? Theories abound, with many of them based in mythology. The number 108 is considered a sacred number that is found in throughout the natural world. The most common use of 108 is on mala or prayer beads. In Sanskrit, there are 108 letters: 54 honouring Shiva, the masculine energy, and 54 for Shakti, the feminine energy.

The distance between the Earth and the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the sun. The distance between the Earth and the Moon is 108 times the diameter of the moon. According to traditional Chinese medicine there are 108 pressure points on the body, and the Tantric system believes 108 energy channels converge at the heart chakra.

In Vedic astrology there are 12 houses and 9 planets which multiply to equal 108. The numbers themselves are considered to have meaning: 1 represents universal consciousness or higher truth, 0 represents emptiness or completeness in spiritual practice, and 8 represents infinity or eternity.

From my perspective, this is a traditional practice that simply gives us the opportunity to practice together as one.

Of course, it would be wise to start preparing now for this event. See if you can work up to 20, then 40 rounds of Sun Salutations. Don't worry if 108 rounds seems out of reach. There will be opportunities to rest throughout, so don't worry about it being too much for you. I will give you a list of modifications to use, as well as a sheet that depicts each pose for you to refer to during practice.

Just being part of this event, witnessing yogis practicing together, breathing in unison, will be a special experience.

If you are already a Zenang Yoga & More member, your membership package is valid for this class.
If you are not member of Zenang Yoga & More, you can buy:
Losse Les = 10 Euro
Intoductory Yoga Package of 2 classes = 15 Euro (for first time member only)

Friday, 21 December 2018
10.00 - 13.00
at Zenang Yoga & More, Eerste Stationsstraat 185, Zoetermeer

Wij hanteren een minimum deelnemers van 2 personen. Dus als er 1 deelnemer of minder is wordt de les 2 uren van tevoren afgemeld via Momoyoga. Check daarom altijd Momoyoga voordat je naar Zenang komt.


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