The ability to perform the ever important 108 Suryanamaskars feels like an unreachable target. It was a desperate desire, a thirst that needed quenching. This was a decade ago.
In last couple of years, we have moved past this ‘once unreachable number’ and now have entered into a space where we combine the numbers performed – a task that is challenging but doable. In few of my last Suryathon lives (which we had prepared for in advance), I was amazed to see an unexpectedly high participation from yoga enthusiasts from all over the World. Such programs, however, are mostly organized during International Yoga Day. But Health & Wellness is not something that can be achieved in a day. The determination needs to remain active & alive 24/7 and has to be nourished accordingly.
Here, took birth the idea of ‘Let’s Suryathon live every 3rd Saturday.’ During this practice, we will have different combination of counts of Suryanamaskars, at different speeds so that people with different levels of strength and flexibility would be able to participate. It would be easy to guide them into advancing their practice, in a systematic manner, not to mention integrating their well-being at all time. The counts and the preparation would be released well in advance so that they can keep practicing and then we all can perform together every 3rd Saturday.
This Saturday, July 18th, we will perform 108 Suryanamaskars in 45 minutes. This is a doable number for many, who are even slightly active in their day to day life. The pace would be slow. For those who are fast mover, this slow pace would be a great practice in strength building as they would be able to get time to engage 100% of their muscles in their 12 postures.
The count is available on my youtube video below:
Practice with the count as it will help you overload systematically. See you on July 18, at 7 am IST live on my youtube @shammisyogalaya.
You may ask, is it important to do so many numbers? Not necessarily if you understand the ways of keeping your health in full bloom with other various lifestyle practices. This is one of the easiest ways of remaining integrated, wholesome and healthy.
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Shammi Gupta, founder of Shammi’s Yogalaya holds an MA in Yoga Shastra, is a certified Yogic Therapist and Naturopath, has completed an Advanced Yoga Course and holds a Diploma in Yoga Education from Mumbai University. She is a certified trainer from American College of Sports Medicine and holds an MBA in HR & MBA in Finance from The University of Akron, Ohio, USA. She conducts Health Awareness Workshops for Corporate, Yogasana Workshops for Athletes and Yoga Therapy Workshops on different medical issues for patients. Among the celebrities Shammi trains are eminent personalities from the film and television industry and corporate world.