Period:Dec 30, 2023 - Dec 30, 2023
Number of Sessions:1
Days of week
Duration:Dec 30, 2023
Days of week:Sat
Time:8:30AM - 10:30AM
Location:That Yoga Place
Repeat every:1 week(s)
Join Daria for practice of 108 Sun Salutations and get ready to:
your Energy Levels
Sun Salutations serve as a means to stimulate the body's heat and activate Prana, or upward energy. As commonly discussed in yoga, active portions of a class, such as a Vinyasa flow, are utilized to generate and move energy as well as release stagnant emotions. Conversely, slower segments of class, like hip openers and reclined poses, are ideal for releasing pent-up energy and emotions that no longer serve you.
Clear Your Mind
Engaging in 108 sun salutations is a testament to one's determination and capacity to concentrate on coordinated movement and breath control. As you progress into a seamless flow, a sense of introspection takes over, reducing mental distractions, thereby earning it the moniker, “moving meditation.”
Participating in 108 Sun Salutations can evoke the thought, “Why did I commit to this?” However, if one perseveres, a sense of ease and even a state of flow can be attained. Surrendering to the process and acknowledging any arising emotions, followed by letting them go, can lead to a feeling of lightness and imbue one with the significance of this age-old practice.
Behold! 6 things you'll discover by taking on the heroic feat of practicing 108 sun salutations:
1. You are a beast, don't underestimate your power!
Although 108 may seem like a daunting number, it's essential to remember that progress is a process. While it may take time to achieve that number, you'll be amazed at your strength and endurance throughout each round. Recognize and appreciate your achievements, as you are capable of great things.
2. Don't let negativity put you in a box!
Unconstructive thoughts can manifest themselves as trapped energy in our body. Practicing Sun Salutations can liberate this stuck energy, enabling its movement and eventual release from our being. The process of releasing negative energy is a crucial step towards achieving happiness, and this practice can demonstrate how much control we possess in releasing anything that might be holding us back.
3. One has the ability to alter their perspective.
Incorporating positive mantras, such as “I am at peace,” into your practice can lead to a remarkable shift in your mood and overall perspective. By focusing on positive affirmations during your practice, you have the potential to transform your entire outlook. Upon completing 108 Sun Salutations, you may even experience a surge in self-confidence.
4. One can discover a sense of stability amid any difficulty.
Engaging in 108 Sun Salutations, with its repetition and ritual, can offer a profound sense of grounding. These salutations are named as such to acknowledge the cycles of life. Despite the challenge they present, by practicing Sun Salutations, we can cultivate a sense of groundedness that is transferable to other challenges we may encounter.
5. Unleash your inner power!
Although the experience may vary from one individual to the next, you may find yourself encountering a broad spectrum of emotions and sensations that you never knew existed or thought had dissipated. This practice could reveal what drives you to achieve a state of flow and how dedication can enhance your self-confidence. As you persist, you will realize your remarkable resilience and determination.
6. Engaging in this activity will leave you feeling more energized.
Completing your Sun Salutations can generate Prana, which leads to an increase in energy levels. You may feel more energized, alert, and empowered after completing the routine. This can lead to a great sense of accomplishment and positivity.
Tips for Practicing 108 Sun Salutations
First, listen to your body and modify poses as needed. As an example, bring one or both knees to the mat for Chaturanga. Try Baby Cobra instead of Upward Facing Dog.
Remember to continue your deep, conscious breathing and never hesitate to stop for a break if you need it.
While it may seem obvious, find a quiet place away from your cell phone and other devices so you can stay focused and practice without interruption.
Can't wait to see you on your mat!
Doing all 108 Sun Salutations can take over two hours to complete, but it is worth every minute.
There are no words to describe the feeling you will have afterwards. This is something every yogi should experience at least once.
Remember – the goal is 108, but always listen to your body. Whether you finish 8, 18, or 49, it is the intent that counts.
Make yoga a heart-centered practice, not an ego-based practice.
If you need to take a break, take one!
You can break it into several rounds with a long child’s pose in between. Do what works for you!