324 sun salutations

for solstice, i had my class do the traditional 108 sun salutations. er…classes…three classes to be exact. and i did it with them. let’s do the math. 108 x 3 = 324. i did 324 salutations in a day. 327 if you count my class of kindergartners that day.

if you’ve never embarked on  your own 108, it’s really not that bad.  you get a break every 27, and it really flows quite easily. once the bitching and moaning die down, people are generally amazed at how manageable the whole process was. and they all want to wear their “i did 108” stickers with great pride.

anyway, the first 108 didn’t feel like much at all. second 108, i’m getting a bit tired. third 108, a great test of my poker face. let’s just say that when i got to my final client that night, i couldn’t have made it from plank to chatauranga without a broken nose being involved.

anyway, don’t think this is some form of child abuse or something. having your kids do (or at least attempt) 108 salutations is a great way for them to build perseverance, patience, and pride. fight the resistance!

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