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108 Sun Salutations

March 14, 2013

By Kurt Braun, RYT - Teva Yoga Instructor

Spring Equinox is celebrated as the first day of Spring, when day and night are equal in both hemispheres. All of nature is stirring now and showing signs of activity after the Winter sleep. Buds are bursting on the trees, Spring flowers are coming out and seeds are germinating.  (At least we can dream of such things with snow still on the ground in Wisconsin!)

The power of the Sun is increasing, the days are lengthening and the nights are shortening. We begin to feel empowered to reach out for what we want and to take risks, strike out on our own, go for walks and connect to the Earth again.

We can use the potential and fertility of this time to create opportunities for positive change in our lives and in the world. At this point we are poised between opposite forces, light and dark, receptive and active, unconscious and conscious, inner and outer. These can be united within us so that we are whole and balanced individuals. This gives birth to actions that come from the heart.

Celebrate new life and rebirth of the earth and within yourself - Please join me in the traditional yoga practice with 108 Sun Salutations (and learn some of the significance of this number) on Wednesday March 20th at 7:00 PM in the Teva Yoga Studio at the JCC.

Namaste