108 Sun Salutations

Sat 29th March 9am

About 108 Sun Salutations (Sun Sals)

Introduction

Over approx 90 mins together we will salute the sun, we will move through the postures that make up a sun salutation, totalling 108 times. This will for sure be a challenge both mentally and physically, a chance to move, breathe, shift energy and set intentions for the year ahead.

But What is a Sun Salutation ?

A sun salutation is a very traditional sequence of postures that is common to many of our Vinyasa classes. 
 
Traditionally, the Sun Salutation is designed to access the ethereal energy that exists all around us. Every morning at dawn, the air is filled with prana shakti, or life energy. When performed facing east during the first rays of the morning sun, breathing correctly and chanting the mantras, one experiences a phenomenal effect on the mind, body and spirit.

We will be performing “Sun Salutation A” 108 times and it consists of the following poses:

  1. Mountain Pose (Samasthiti or Tadasana)
  2. Upward Salute (Urdhva Hastasana)
  3. Standing Forward Fold (Uttanasana)
  4. Half Standing Forward Fold (Ardha Uttanasana)
  5. Plank Pose (Chaturanga Dandasana)
  6. Upward-facing Dog Pose (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana)
  7. Downward-facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
  8. Transition – feet to hands
  9. Half Standing Forward Fold
  10. Standing Forward Fold
  11. Upward Salute
  12. Mountain Pose

Don’t worry about the names of the postures though !

What Should I Expect and Bring ?

You can expect a physical and mental challenge but we will be there for you the whole way.
We will initially provide instructions and guidance but as you get used the repetition we will begin to let you move at your own pace.
We will throw in some motivational chats and good time tunes for good measure.
We will be working in sets of ten with breaks between and modifications always on offer so be assured – you can do this !
 
A couple of things in preparation:
 
BYO Water and Mat
 
Doors Open 08:40 for DIY Warm Up
There won’t be a long guided warm up…
So if you want to warm / open  / stretch the body (recommended) beforehand please do come a little earlier than normal 9am and DIY

Pricing and Booking ?

This is priced just like a normal studio class: Free to Direct Debit Members, Free for Intro Pass Holders, 1x class if you have a class pack, $25 drop in