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Winter Solstice ~ Yoga Mala

  • Edge Fitness 1502 N Ainsworth St Portland, OR, 97217 United States (map)

Aligning with the season and the beginning of the Longest Night of the Year, come honor  the setting of the Sun with a Solstice Yoga Mala. The Mala is a moving meditation of 108 A-series Surya Namaskar.

Surya Namaskar (pronounced SOOR-yah nah-mahs-KAHr) is one of the best-known sequences of Hatha yoga. In Sanskrit, surya means "sun", namas is "to adore", and namaskar is a "greeting". Known in English as the Sun Salutation, Surya Namaskar celebrates the Sun by means of vitality and grace. The Mala can be practiced on varying levels of awareness, ranging from that of purely physical to complete sadhana, "spiritual practice". 
A luxurious Savasana and the Gayatri Mantra conclude the experience as you bathe in the radiance and beauty of the Mala. 

All levels are welcome! Light refreshments will be shared as you bask and enjoy your inner Sun.

$10 drop-in

Earlier Event: November 22
Restorative Yoga Day
Later Event: December 31
New Year's Eve Inversion Celebration!