April 26, 2010

108: experience the sacred number

Mathematicians 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.


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