Celebrate the New Year with 108 Sun Salutations
with Liz Smith
In the practice of yoga, 108 is a held as a sacred number, representing completeness and is reflected in many ways, including the number of beads found on a mala (meditation prayer beads) and twice the number of sounds in the Sanskrit alphabet.
It is a yogic custom to practice 108 Sun Salutations on special occasions. This two and a half-hour meditative practice is open to students of all levels. Modifications will be offered to help students find the safest version of this practice for their own bodies. Students are encouraged to rest whenever needed.
The class will be broken up in to 9 sets of 12 Sun Salutations each, with time to rest in between each set. We will incorporate 9 mantras into this practice to connect our energy centers to the movements and help keep count. We’ll finish this class together with a few closing postures and a lengthy relaxation.