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Surya Namaskara

Surya Namaskara

Surya Namaskara may help you to build up good health
1)Surya Namaskara, like most asanas, is recommended to be performed on an empty stomach. Therefore some recommend a gap of at least two hours after eating and before performing the namaskara. It is generally practiced in the morning before breakfast or in evening.
2)Shavasana is practiced at the end of practice for rest.
3)Pranayama is synchronized with asanas.
4)Mantras can be pronounced at the start of each Surya namaskara. Bījas (seeds) or the 12 mantras specific to each asana can also be chanted while performing each asana. The 12 specific mantras, though, repeated mentally instead.
5)Chakras are points-of-focus, when performing asanas.
6)There are a total of 8 different asanas in the sequence of the 12 asana changes of Surya namaskara. Some asanas are repeated twice in the same cycle of a Surya Namaskara.
7)In a traditional Hindu context, Surya Namaskara is performed facing in the direction of the rising (east) or setting (west) sun.
According to the scriptures one who performs the Surya Namaskaras daily does not get poor in a thousand births.
There are 5 ways in which breathing should be done during Surya Namaskar.
12 Surya Namasakras are practised per cycle.
Salutation Sanskrit Transliteration
1 ॐ मित्राय नमः om mitrāya namaḥ
2 ॐ रवये नमः om ravaye namaḥ
3 ॐ सूर्याय नमः om sūryāya namaḥ
4 ॐ भानवे नमः om bhānave namaḥ
5 ॐ खगाय नमः om khagāya namaḥ
6 ॐ पूष्णे नमः om pūṣṇe namaḥ
7 ॐ हिरण्यगर्भाय नमः om hiraṇya garbhāya namaḥ
8 ॐ मरीचये नमः om marīcaye namaḥ
9 ॐ आदित्याय नमः om ādityāya namaḥ
10 ॐ सवित्रे नमः om savitre namaḥ
11 ॐ अर्काय नमः om arkāya namaḥ
12 ॐ भास्कराय नमः om bhāskarāya namaḥ
13 ॐ श्रीसवितृसूर्यनारायणाय नमः om śrīsavitṛsūryanārāyaṇāya namaḥ

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