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How to practice Yoga: Sun Salutation - Surya Namaskar

The Sanskrit name Surya refers to the Sun and Namaskar means ‘salutation’. Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation is a sequence of 12 powerful yoga poses which is known to have an immensely positive impact on the body and mind.

yoga sequence, surya namaskar

Surya Namaskar has been handed down from the enlightened sages of the Vedic Age. In Yoga, the sun is represented by Pingala or Surya Nadi, the Pranic channel which carries the vital, life-giving force. Sun Salutation has a direct vitalizing effect on the solar energy of the body which flows through Pingala Nadi. Regular practice of Sun Salutation regulates Pingala Nadi, whether it is under-active or over- active that leads to a balanced energy system at both mental and physical levels. Practicing Surya Namaskar Asanas is best done early morning on an empty stomach. Each round of Sun Salutation consists of two sets, each set is composed of 12 yoga Asanas. Sun Salutation is an effective way of loosening up, stretching, massaging and toning all the joints, muscles and internal organs of the body.

Some of the powerful benefits of daily Sun Salutation practice:

🔹️️ Become centered and grounded. ...

🔹️️ Create focus for your day. ...

🔹️️ Energize your body.

🔹️️ Gain muscle and flexibility. ...

🔹️️ Loose fat and tone your body.

🔹️️ Connect with your body, calm down your mind.

🔹️️ Boost your immune system and overall health.

🔹️De-stress and find inner peace.

Traditionally it is practiced with mantras in each position, to increase the effectiveness of this sequence. If you are interested in learning the proper breathing, body alignment and mantras to deepening in your practice, enroll in our Self-paced Sun Salutation Course. For details, contact us via mail at


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