Saturday, December 26, 2009

New Year's Day 108 Sun Salutations

Om Factory- 265 W.37th street, 17th floor, between 7th-8th aves

Celebrate your transition into 2010 with a vibrant ceremony of community and GRATITUDE for the amazing future that lies ahead. Release all you are ready to leave behind through a deep and sweaty moving meditation of 108 transformative salutations. Our spirits will vibrate high to the music of an unbelievably fun and upbeat playlist!

This ceremony begins by setting your particular sankalpa (wish or intention) for your mala. You will set an over all sankalpa, as well as one for each salutation. The tapas (heat and austerity) of your practice will create a fire that devours impurities and obstacles. Your positive thoughts will collect to manifest beauty, abundance and healing for you to receive through out your New Year.

Why 108? 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.

This will be fun, this will be special, this will be something you remember for years to come. Give yourself this gift of yoga ceremony. You need not have ever done a single salutation to join us. The initial salutations will be led though you will soon be carried away in the wave of your own moving meditation. Each salutation will be counted for, so your only responsibility is to show up, open up, breath, have fun, and flow!

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