We have started a tradition here at Black Sheep...every quarter of the year we celebrate the shift of the Equinox/Solstice by doing rounds of Surya Namaskar together as a community. We are inviting everyone to join us once again as we Salute the Sun 54 times as we welcome the shift from the light into the shadow side of the year: the Autumnal Equinox. All levels welcome as modifications and rest are always offered to make this practice accessible to all yogis! We will stay socially distanced and keep with all our COVID protocols to keep you safe!
SPECIAL GUEST: Bivouac Ciderworks will be hosting a FREE "tasting" event after our practice so that you can try all their new seasonal flavors! Our "Mobile Merch Mini" will also be out if you want to pick up some Black Sheep gear: Tank Tops, Sweatshirts, Snap-backs and Beanies too.
Always a great time...we hope you can come out and help us to continue to save our studio and community. #KEEPTHESHEEP
What is this tradition really all about?
On the autumn equinox, night and day are approximately equal lengths, which is when the sun crosses the equator. It marks the arrival of the fall season, and is traditionally seen as a period of change leading into the dark of winter. This also signals the need to balance light and darkness within us. The autumn equinox symbolizes a stage of inner preparation in the process of enlightenment. Autumn is a time for letting go and releasing things that have been a burden. It reminds us of the impermanence of everything and the challenge to live every day to the fullest. This duality between light and darkness exists in humanity, and in the work of spiritual transformation. It is through this cycle of salutations and then rest at the end that we will ignite this cycle.
The invitation is to stay on the mat with us for the whole duration, and to practice in a way that suits your body. We will offer modifications so you can make safe choices and enjoy the entire 54 rounds. We will complete the practice with an extra long savasana and a guided meditation to manifest your intentions into the future.
Why 54 rounds? There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. Each has a masculine and a feminine, Shiva and Shakti. 54X2=108. We will practice 108 Salutations on the Winter Equinox.