Exploring Surya Namaskar • Sun Salutations

Exploring Surya Namaskar • Sun Salutations
w/ Shuba Wabvikar
Saturday, February 18th @ 2 – 3:30pm Upstairs @ RCY
$25 pre-registration online  / $35 at the door

Sun salutations are ubiquitous in the modern practice of yoga. In this workshop, we will consider the evolution and  spirituality of the sun salutation, chant the mantras associated, bring in an awareness of the chakras, understand the breath and movement connection, and practice some variations. The workshop will include:

  • A brief history
  • The spiritual aspect
  • Rajah of Aundh’s 1928 book on Surya Namaskara – The ten point way to health
  • Classical Surya Namaskara, 12 names of the Sun God, and the importance of the mantras
  • Sun salutations A and B
  • Other variations
  • Anatomy of Sun salutation
  • Modified Sun salutation for wrist and shoulder issues
  • Chair sun salutation – one adaptation

Shuba Wavikar

Shuba Wavikar

Originally from India, I see yoga as a way of life, as a philosophy for living. Yoga, to me, is an incredible – often transformative – blessing that should be accessible to everyone – to all bodies, minds and abilities. I started on the yoga instructor journey a few years ago to deepen my own practice, and to be able to humbly share this legacy with others. My students have ranged from 3 years old (kids’ yoga) to 100 years old (chair yoga). Each has taught me something, opened my mind to new experiences, new ways of thinking about yoga. And I hope they have felt, in one way or another, touched by the magic of yoga.

I am a registered yoga instructor, and received my 200 hour and 300 hour teacher training at The Yoga Studio in Millis, MA, and an additional 300 hour teacher training at Down Under Yoga, MA. I am currently enrolled in a part online teacher training program with an Institute in India. I am also trained in yoga nidra and kids’ yoga.

I am deeply interested in all of yoga’s teachings, its ideology and practices. This is such a vast field of knowledge, that one lifetime is too short to explore it. I am a keen student of yoga history, anatomy, Sanskrit, subtle body concepts like chakras, and of course, philosophical underpinnings from the Bhagwad Gita, the Yoga Sutras and Samkhya philosophy. When not on my mat, I love being outdoors, gardening and hiking. I’m also a voracious reader and a lover of murder mysteries 🙂