VITAL Climbing Gym
108 For Hope and Relief
SUNDAY OCTOBER 22th @ 1:30pm
Please join VITAL Instructors Amanda Manfredi, Gina Pisciotta, Jen Cortez, Anna Packham and Daisy Pavlovics as they guide you through 108 Sun Salutations for Hope and Relief.
This is a donation based class and all money raised will go directly to the American Red Cross. Donations are intended to support disaster relief (hurricanes and earthquakes) and the recent tragedy in Las Vegas. Expected donations between $15-$30, but anything you can afford is fine with us.
Why 108 Sun Salutations?
The number’s significance is debatable, but 108 has long been considered a sacred number in Hinduism and yoga. Traditionally, malas (prayer beads) come as a string of 108 beads which are used for counting as you repeat a mantra during meditation.
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.
It is believed that the internal heat that you build during this practice is cleansing, detoxifying, and gets you more in touch with yourself. There are many benefits to practicing 108 Sun Salutations and you can do it anytime or any day, it doesn’t have to be for a special charity fundraiser or during seasonal equinox, it can be in your bedroom.
There are times when we feel spiritually sluggish and disconnected, this is equally a legitimate and potent opportunity to uplift and reinvigorate your yoga practice. It is principally the sentiment and intention behind the action that infuses the practice with auspiciousness. Transforming the mundane to the extra-ordinary.
What to Expect:
The class will take about 90min to 2 hours. Feel free to take rests and water breaks whenever you need. There will be free refreshments after class for all participants.
Expect, rather than it feeling like its just you on your mat, you will find that you feel as though everyone is moving and breathing through 108 Sun Salutations, together, as if you're all one body, four limbs, two legs and one big beating heart. As you flow through one round after another, the momentum builds and carries you, in harmony as your ride your collective breath. The breath and intention expanded beyond your own sticky mats and four walls, and felt as though you reach and touch the lives of many, those practicing together, those affected by the recent tragedies and all beings everywhere that suffer and who wish the end of suffering for all beings.
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