108 Sun salutations:
Magic,Invocation & INspiration at the Solstice
Friday, December 21, 2018
West Stockbridge Historical Society
8 Main Street, West Stockbridge, MA
5 - 8 PM
Talk about MAGIC. This event sold out in 18 hours! Fortunately, the generosity of our Berkshire community and the magic of season has provided us with a larger, luminous venue that allows us to include everyone.
Registration has RE-OPENED!
There is a magic to the Solstice. Humans have noted the powerful turn from dark to light since 10,500 BCE in rituals dating to the Neolithic era. Yoginis hold 108 to be the number of the whole of existence. There are 108 sacred sites in India as well as 108 marma, sacred places on the human body. We honor both our practice and our wholeness in this potent offering.
Bathed in candlelight, accompanied by musical invocations, we offer up the ancient and sacred practice of yoga mala -- 108 sun salutations with variations and periods of rest. The practice is a deeply physical meditation which takes about 3 hours and, when complete, will bring new clarity, balance, energy and vibration to every cell of your body. We track the cycles with river rocks, held in a wooden bowl, as it has been done for centuries. With pranayama and the physical repetition of asana, we create resonance, intention and clarity for the winter and year ahead.