SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Summer Solstice 108! at Plaza De Cesar Chavez

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 6 AM - 8 AM

Plaza De Cesar Chavez
170 S Market St,
San Jose, California 95113

In honor of the Summer season, let's join as a community and welcome the longest day of the year with intention and health in our body, mind, and spirits!

We will be celebrating summer solstice with 108 rounds of Surya Namaskar led by Sarah Wells. The collective energy of which is meant to challenge the body and mind into a feeling of energetic prayer beyond words.

This special practice will be held outside, in the cool sunshine of the early morning at Plaza De Cesar Chavez park! We will meet at the stage. Bring your own mat, we will have extras available though! This event is FREE to the public, sponsored by San José Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

108 has long been regarded a sacred number in the Vedic tradition. It was perceived as a number representative of the wholeness of existence, the average distance of the Sun to Moon to Earth being 108 times their respective diameters. Such phenomena gave rise to many examples of ritual significance. In yoga the number was adopted in the form of mantra reciting with mala beads.

The sun salutes will be broken into 4 rounds of 27...

Round One: Dedications for Personal Transformation and Realization. This round is for all of one's prayer for your personal activation, healing, fertilization and manifestation of the potency of one's life. Self-realization and actualization.

Round Two: Dedications for Family, Friends and anyone you have unresolved conflict with

Round Three: Dedications for the World – The Bodhisattva round, where we pray for what we care about and are active in transforming.

Round Four: Dedications to the Source – The conversation between you and a collective sense of being.

Don't let fear of your capabilities hold you back, this is a compassionate environment where modifications, child’s pose, and anything needed to take care of yourself is welcome. The important part is we all offer up our own personal best.

Cost: Free