Surya Namaskar – Yoga

Surya Namaskar, the Sun Salutation- a deeper insight.

Surya Namaskar or the Sun Salutation is considered the ‘king’ of asana practise. It is a beautiful weave of the physical, emotional/psychological, spiritual aspects of our being. It comprises of 12 vital postures that work on the spine and the major muscles of the body to give strength and flexibility.

When combined with appropriate breathing, it works on the deeper physiology of the body, the very endocrine system, whose synchronised functioning is responsible for the health of our body and emotions.

It works on the various chakras or energy vortices at the etheric level.

When the bija and the surya mantras are chanted while moving the body in tandem with the breath, the frequency of the entire system can be altered to vibrate at a much higher level. When performed in its completeness, Surya Namaskar has the capacity to change our very bio-energy by cleansing, healing and rejuvenating us at the deepest cellular level.

It is a profoundly simple practice that brings together the body-mind-spirit to confer a feeling of expanded Oneness with all. It represents the masculine energy of activity and is done first thing in the morning as the sun rises in the horizon.

Benefits:

Strong, flexible body; tremendous stamina

Removal of toxins…both physical and psychological

Glowing countenance; deep rejuvenation, Heightened level of energy

Feeling of centeredness and clarity; connectivity to core strength.

(recommended that medical advice be taken before doing any of the exercises. Always better to initiually start under the guidance of a trained Yoga instructor.)

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