108: experience the sacred number

Via on Apr 25, 2010

1358570547_lMathematicians of Vedic culture view 108 as a number of the wholeness of existence. This number connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters.

108 is considered a sacred number in Hinduism and yoga. According to yogic tradition, there are 108 pithas, or sacred sites, throughout India, there are 108 Upanishads and 108 marma points, or sacred places of the body.

I am sure there is plenty of mysticism and sacred knowledge we could discover if we were to research the number 108, but there is a simpler, easier way to find out it sacredness power…experience it and benefit others while you are at it.

The Wellness Initiative is having its 1st Annual YOGATHON to support Yoga in Schools. What a cool thing to do. Yogis like Richard Freeman, Trista Hollerbach, Matt Kapinus, Jeanie Manchester and Tina Porter will guide all teen and adult participants to complete up to 108 sun salutations, with the intention to raise money to support Yoga programs in Colorado schools.

What an opportunity to experience the sacred number 108. Boulder High School from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM May 1st, 2010.


About Yesica Pineda

My name is Yésica Pineda-Moreno, though some people call me Yeye. I was born and raised in Mexico City. My mom and dad are wonderful people who raised me to believe that loving-kindness, peace of body, mind and soul ~ real happiness ~ are the only worthwhile goals in life, the rest is just history. At the age of 20, I was chosen a Mexican Musical Talent (Valores Juveniles = American Idol) between thousands of young people in the country. Such opportunity gave me the chance to travel to The United States and meet incredible famous people from whom I've learned plenty about the hard work involved in the public life and the challenges it represents to our spiritual growth. I recorded my solo album with 10 time’s Grammy winner engineer Rafa Sardina rafasardina.com, and the talented songwriter Rafa Esparza-Ruiz. You can find it in any digital store by searching "Yeye Organic Pop". When I thought there was nothing else to be achieved, I found Yoga, or Yoga found me. In 2000, I started training with Bryan Kest and educated myself in his school of Power Yoga, which eventually led me to the practice of Vipassana meditation with teacher S.N.Goenka dhamma.org, training which I consider my foundation. For more information about my Yoga Practice visit yogichocolate.com My current music project is called Planetary Moods ~ Pop Sanskrit and the exploration of different frequencies resonance. You can hear my music on on myspace Listen at our website Planetary Moods.


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