Do I have to count to 108?
Nope! You just have to flow and listen to Emily as she guides you.
Do we get breaks?
Yes! You will have MANY breaks to give everyone an opportunity to flow slow, and together.
What to Bring:
Just bring a mat, a lot of water and an open mind!
What to Wear:
You will SWEAT! Keep that in mind, this is not an easy practice for the mind or body as it is a major detox. Bring comfortable layers that you can strip out of and put back on during Shavasana.
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What are Sun Salutations?
Sun Salutations are a sequence of yoga poses strung together in a consistent movement, typically found in Vinyasa-style yoga. In Sanskrit, Sun Salutations are referred to as “Surya Namaskar” and were traditionally practiced to usher in the new day.
Sun Salutations are physically challenging and are an excellent cardiovascular workout. Yet there’s a lot more meaning beyond the surface-level workout, so let’s dive in!
Why do people practice 108 Sun Salutations?
It is believed that the fire (internal heat) that you build during this practice is cleansing, detoxifying, and gets you more in touch with yourself. There are many benefits to practicing 108 Sun Salutations.
Sun Salutations heat the body and activate Prana, or upward energy. You’ve probably heard in yoga class that the active parts of class (like a Vinyasa flow) help create and move energy and stuck emotions. The slower parts of class (like hip openers and reclined poses) help release energy and emotions that no longer serve you.
During 108 Sun Salutations, you will at some point think, “Why did I sign up for this?” If you keep going, you will find a state of ease, and even a sense of flow. You will surrender to the process, acknowledge what arises emotionally, and then let it go. When you finish, you will feel lighter and find meaning in this ancient ritual.
What Is the Significance of 108?
The number 108 is sacred and significant in many ways, appearing in many disciplines from astronomy to yoga:
The number 108 appears in ancient, sacred texts. For example, there are 108 Upanishads and 108 Tantras In numerology, 108 equals 9, which symbolizes universal love, eternity and awakening.
In Ayurveda, there are 108 sacred points on the body
In astronomy, the distance between the Sun and Earth is roughly 108 times the Sun’s diameter
Mala bead necklaces have 108 beads, which are used to count during meditation