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Moving Meditation - 108 Sun Salutations

If you’re like me, slowing down is a serious challenge. I’m a productivity fiend and a hustler baaaby! So honestly, sometimes sitting mediation is tough or I have been known to nod off into a little nap…I’m human even as a yoga instructor.

The beauty of an intentional flow practice or something like our 108 Sun Salutation practice is that it is a moving meditation that weaves together the calm of meditation with the energy of movement. A harmonious blend of wellbeing and AH HAAAAAaaaa!

In a moving meditation, your body is active, but your mind is calm and centered. You move with purpose, paying attention to each step and each breath. For example you place your attention on the sensation of your toes spreading wide, the air between each one as your foot is grounded wide and supporting you on your mat. As you breathe in, your ribs expand and the energy the zips up your spine and out through the top of your head.

For me, a really big one is my hands. When they are spread wide planting strong, fingertips active, a little bit of a suction cup feeling in the palms, I feel grounded and supported through the vinyasa. I even found myself doing this during a recent hike of Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park My hands had never stretched so wide haha but it made me feel connected, grounded, and less fearful of plummeting 1,000 feet of a cliff…

When it comes to sun salutations it creates a rhythm.  Let your breath guide you and follow your own intuition.  Allow yourself to connect to your body, breath, and the moment.  Notice yourself filling with tranquility and gratitude for the present moment.

In the 108 salutations practice we will guide you and set a cadence but then allow you your time and space to flow through a few rounds on your own so you can explore what your body wants.  We’ll gather it all together as a group again to find that final community flow and meet in what will probably be one of the best savasanas you’ll have!

At the end of the day, it’s not just about practicing 108 Sun Salutations, it’s about giving gratitude to you and your your surroundings. Releasing what is weighing you down or holding you back and planting the seed of love and growth for yourself in the future.

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