BENEFITING: Off The Mat, Into The World
EVENT: One Love Dallas 2012
EVENT DATE: Apr 28, 2012
Abby Miller wrote -
The word seva comes from the Sanskrit root, sev, meaning to "attend" or "to go towards." Seva is generally understood to be "service" ...
This year I am working on expanding my yoga practice, off of the mat. I am participating in a fundraiser through One Love Dallas, benefiting efforts to fight human trafficking in India. This fundraiser challenges each participant to raise at least $108.00, and complete 108 sun salutations. This is not an easy feat!
The beginning of each new season is generally celebrated with 108 sun salutations. I have done this once before, and probably only completed 60% of the 108 salutations. It takes about 2 hours to complete the physical challenge... think, yoga marathon. There are many interpretations of why this is a practice and why "108". One simple thought is that 1= God, or higher truth; 0= emptiness or completeness in spiritual practice; and 8= infinity or eternity, and that reflection is a great way to start each new season.