Celebrate the Winter and Summer Solstice this year with Yoga and the 108 Sun Salutations practice.
also known as midwinter, is the day with the shortest period of daylight and longest night of the year. Therefore, the practice of 108 Sun Salutation on this day helps us to embrace darkness and focus our attention inwards.
When: Saturday, 21 June 2020, 6pm – 9pm
also known as midsummer, is when the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky and is the day with the longest period of daylight.As a result, the practice of 108 Sun Salutation on this day helps us to embrace light and ignited our inner spark.
When: Sunday, 22 December 2019, 6pm – 9pm
The number 108 carries spiritual significance in many cultures.
108 is the number of :
- names for Buddha
- beads on a Catholic rosary
- beads on a Tibetan “mala” (prayer beads, analogous to a rosary)
- twice the number “54”, which is the number of sounds in Sanskrit (sacred Indian language).
- six times the number “18”, which is a Jewish good luck number
- twelve times the number 9, which is the number of vinyasas (movements linked to breath) in a Sun Salutation
- 1 stands for Higher Truth, 0 stands for Emptiness and 8 standsfor Infinity