DATE: Saturday 2nd Sept 10am
VENUE: The Community room, The old fire station, Brackley.
N.B: The venue has been very kindly donated to us to use for free to maximise the amount raised, we are very grateful and thank the team from the council for allowing this.
Please join us to complete this challenge of 108 sun salutations, which will be led by Lisa, Eva and Amelia, 3 local yoga teachers to Brackley whom will encourage and guide you through gently and safely. Suggested donation of £10 would be wonderful, or if you are not wanting to take part, please just donate to help raise as much as we can, for this great local cause.
OUR CHOSEN CHARITY: NRC
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE RAPE AND ABUSE CENTRE
It is possible to recover and heal from the trauma of rape or abuse,
this group will help you to achieve closure, and help you begin to
become who you want to be.
WHY 108 SUN SALUTATIONS?
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). A mala is used for counting
as you repeat a mantra—much like the Catholic rosary.
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. Such phenomena have given rise to many examples of ritual significance.
According to yogic tradition, there are 108 pithas, or sacred sites, throughout India. And there are also 108 Upanishads and 108 marma points, or sacred places of the body.