Check out our friend and fellow yogi Kate Stoltsfus’ awesome article on the Post Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/life/lifestyle/person-of-interest-kate-stoltzfus-642773/
Here’s a little blurb:
Most mornings I get up …at 5:30, enjoy breakfast with my husband, and then walk to the Yoga Hive for a class or go on a 2-3-mile run. I like to start my work day with writing a thank-you note.
Last night a bunch of Pittsburgh yogi’s came together to do 108 sun salutations in honor of solstice. Donations in the amount of $170 were collected for the Animal Rescue League of Pittsburgh. Each summer & winter solstice we do 108 and it is an amazing reminder of the impact that light and darkness play in our lives. Yesterday, I felt so powerful, strong and awake as we began practice around 6pm and ended around 730 pm — with plenty of daylight to spare. This morning when I woke at 5am, I felt as though my body was still coursing with energy and prana. If you missed the 108, join us in December. Everyone can do the practice — it can be modified in so many ways if you feel tired or sore.
The 108 sun salutations remind me that in repetition comes focus, precision and attention to detail. For me this translates into humility — I’m not going to be good or great at something that I do once. I may not even feel good or great about something I practice over and over and over again. Instead, what is most important is my attitude in how I approach whatever I am doing or practicing. And my intention. So, I’m taking today one sun salutation at a time (or one email, task, phone call, meeting, daydream at a time).
ps, thanks to Hillary Friedman for the post title reminder! It’s an african proverb.