Yoga Mala on Summer Solstice
108 Sun Salutations for Charity
With Jem and Yaisa
This truly was an amazing event. I let the pictures speak for themselves and thank all the participants for joining Jem and I on this 2016 summer solstice, for the generous donations and for breathing through these four universal values with us: Compassion ~ Reflection ~ Welcoming ~ Gratitude.
Join us for this fun and deep honouring of the sun as it sets after its longest rise of the year by practicing of 108 Sun Salutations.
21 December marks the longest daylight of the year and in turn begins to prepare us for longer nights. We will celebrate this day by flowing through 108 Sun Salutations (a Yoga Mala) and give value to sunshine and shadow, light and darkness, activity and rest, work and play in order to create balance in our movements and ourselves.
The best part is, every dollar will be donated to the Australian Refugee Association. Just in time to spread the love during the Christmas Holidays.
Not only are you giving to a great cause but this practice also encourages you to learn about yourself through the moving meditation of 108 Sun Salutations. We will begin the event with a short guided meditation to set intentions or mantras. Then warm up to enter into this space of the unknown and begin the sun salutes. We will finish with a few gentle yoga stretches and your choice to compliment the night with a seated meditation to see the sun set or lay in savasana for a well deserved relaxation.
Practice to suit your own abilities and slow down as you need. You can rest in child’s pose, seated, or savasana if needed and rejoin the movement at your own pace.
The number 108 carries significance in many cultures. Just to mention a few; there are 108 sutras in the Yoga Sutras, there are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet, each has masculine and feminine, shiva and shakti making 54 times 2 is 108. In astrology, there are 12 houses and 9 planets, 12 times 9 equals 108. The diameter of the sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth. There are 108 different names for Shiva and Buddha and 108 beads on a mala.
Whatever this day means to you, come join us. We will supply light nibbles and tea after if you want to have a chat.
Donation: $20 (You are welcome to join even if it’s only to sit and enjoy the sunset while we move and breathe. In that case, any donation from you is welcome.)
Location: The Old Church on Sellicks Beach Road
Date: Wednesday 21 December
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
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