Sun Salute to St Helena

When a group of Yogi’s come together to raise money for a good cause then the outcome can be amazing.

Sun Salutations are probably the most famous of all yoga sequences. Sun Salutations stretch all the major muscle groups of the body, relax the mind, and help to deepen the breath. They are used to welcome the summer solstice and it is traditional in yoga to complete a round of 108 salutations and that’s no mean undertaking.

However, my amazing yoga group accepted the challenge and on Wednesday 21st June, twenty of us met up to undertake a two hour challenge of completing 108 salutations to raise funds for St Helena Hospice. This is an image of just one salute; we managed to complete each sequence 108 times.

St Helena Hospice relies totally on fundraising to support its work in the community. It opened its doors in Colchester in 1985 and Tendring day centre in Clacton opened in 2002. The Hospice offers a range of expert help to those people in need of its services.

The Hospice is a great resource to our local area, providing support to people with illnesses such as motor neurone disease, cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, dementia, heart, lung and kidney disease, and chronic pulmonary disease. It is a place that is impossible to truly value until you, or someone you love, needs its services.

It costs around £24,000 a day to provide patient and family services, giving people the physical and emotional support they need.

So that is even more reason why these amazing yoga students should stand up tall and feel proud of their achievement. On behalf of everyone we would all like to extend our thanks and gratitude to those who supported us on the night with donations and encouragement.

Total raised £1022. Thank you!

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