108 Sun Salutations

Saturday 16th January 08:30 (90 mins)

SlowLaners welcome in 2021 and the summer season with 108 Sun Salutations.
 

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.

What are the Sun Salutations?

Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) is a dynamic asana sequence performed to honour the sun. They are often used in the beginning of a Vinyasa/ flow class to warm up and usually throughout the class.

Some of the asanas (postures) included in the Surya Namaskar A sequence are:

Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
Urdhva Hastasana (Upward Salute)
Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend)
Kumbhakasana (Plank Pose)
Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose)
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward-Facing Dog Pose)
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose)

Why the number 108?

The number’s significance is open to interpretation, but 108 has long been considered a sacred number in Hinduism and Yoga. Traditionally, malas, or garlands of prayer beads, come as a string of 108 beads (plus one for the “guru bead,” around which the other 108 beads turn like the planets around the sun).

Renowned mathematicians of Vedic culture viewed 108 as a number of the wholeness of existence. This number also connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters.

All levels of practice are welcome and the event is FREE for all SlowLane members ( and anyone on a 3 week intro offer). Drop ins $25