Meditation in motion
Literally translated, Surya Namaskara (Sanskrit) means "Glory to you, Sun". It is an extreme challenge for the body to repeat the sun salutation 108 times. We're going to sweat a lot. At the same time, the mind comes to rest - it's an incredible experience that you can't miss and a great way to start the new year with a positive intention. The ritual is also suitable for inexperienced yogis. We show you different variants of the sun salutation, from strenuous to easy. You can take breaks yourself at any time. Depending on how fast we go through the sun salutations, the course lasts about 75-90 minutes and ends with a long final relaxation, the Savasana.
Why exactly 108?
The number 108 is considered sacred in yoga and Hinduism and says that we are all a part of something very big.
meaning of the numbers
1 = The divine, or the higher truth
0 = The emptiness, but also the fullness
8 = Infinity
The number 108 appears in many traditions, astrology and even in the human body. Here are a few examples:
Hinduism & Yoga
- The gods have 108 names
- The Mala prayer beads have 108 beads
- The yoga scriptures such as Vedas are divided into 108 chapters
- Hindu temples often have 108 steps or 108 windows
- Sanscript consists of 54 syllables (each male & female = 108)
- The heart chakra is made up of 108 energy lines
- The digit sum of 108 is 9
- 1¹ x 2² x 3³ = 108
- The edge angle of a pentagon = 108
astrology & Astronomy
- There are 12 zodiac signs and 9 planets 12x9 = 108
- The sun is 108 times the diameter of our earth
Tips for your body, mind & soul
It is important that you divide your energy so that it is sufficient from start to finish. That's why Marina will give you different sun salutations to get the most out of your body and mind.
Your breath gives you strength. Your breath gives you energy. - That is what you need for the 108 sun salutations. Take care of him. Notice if you feel under- or overwhelmed and adjust your execution accordingly.
Your personal flow
You should be constantly moving and not staying in one position unless your body tells you to. Preferably one breath = one movement - this is how you get into your personal flow.
Less doubts. Less resistance. More courage and energy. Let yourself be carried away by the group dynamics, whether in the studio or via livestream.
Think about what you intend to do with the course beforehand. Do you want to dedicate the 108 sun salutations to a topic? Include family and friends? Or concentrate fully on yourself?
The long final relaxation of the class, Savasana, concludes the 108 Sun Salutations. Make sure that you consciously engage in this relaxation phase and enjoy it.