The number 108: Curiosity or coincidence?

When taking a deep-dive into this week’s theme of Sun Salutations (or Surya Namaskar in traditional Sanskrit), I was reminded of the mysteries of the number 108. 

Since time immemorial, scientists, mystics and yogis have been intrigued by the number 108. Here are a few of my favourite facts about this celebrated number. Read on to decide whether these curiosities are merely a string of entertaining coincidences or whether the number 108 really has some mystical power and meaning.