108 is an auspicious number: the yogis taught that there are 108 names of of the Divine Mother, 108 sacred sites in India, 108 vital points on the body…Even the cosmos are a part of the sacred equation, as the average distance from both the sun and the moon to earth is 108 times their respective diameters. This is part of why the malas we use for mantra and meditation are made of 108 beads.
To celebrate the light of the upcoming summer solstice, we’ll salute the sun 108 times, performing a full yoga mala. These malas are often practiced in conjunction with seasonal shifts or significant occasions, and we’ll use our Sun Salutation practice to honor the abundant light of the season and the light we share, the rhythms of the earth, and the currents of the universe – just like the ancient yogis before us. And just like the fine deity Hanuman that our Swami has been teaching us about, we’ll reach for the sun to affirm our playfulness, curiosity and devotion.
This experience can be fully customized to meet the needs of each practitioner and is suitable for all levels.
- $28 with registration by June 8