There are many things associated with the number 108…

We are often asked about the name Be Here Now Yoga and the 108 words. There are many things associated with the number 108.

The number 108 is considered a sacred number in many Eastern Religions. The individual numbers 1,0,8 represent one thing, nothing, and everything. There are 108 beads on the mala bead. There are 108 energy lines that lead to the heart chakra. The numbers connect the sun, the earth, and the moon. There are said to be 108 early desires, 108 types of meditations, and 108 paths to God. There are probably 108 more associations to be made!

Below is a word cloud containing 108 words that reflect my studies in yoga during my teacher training in 2013. Some are the names of asanas, poses, such as ardha chandrasana or badha konasana. Others represent yogic philosophy including the yamas and the niyamas, guides to ethical behavior. And others are just words that struck me during that time. I imagine, if I were to create a list of words now or a year from now, the list may differ slightly.

This is an exercise I revisit from time to time, and if so inclined, I invite you to create your own list of words reflective of your journey. It need not be of your spiritual journey, or yoga practice, but of something relevant in your life right now.

Consider revisiting it a year from now; give it some thought.

 

108 Words Cloud