The Surya Namaskara – Sun Salutation

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A well-known Hindu mode of worship of Surya is done at the rising of the Sun, known as Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation). Ten yogic postures are assumed in successive flowing movements to complete one namaskar. Twelve sacred Hindu mantras uttered and for each mantra one complete namaskar is done. Ancient practice is to do 108 namaskaras a day. It is considered most auspicious by Hindus to do this.Surya Namaskar is best done early morning on an empty stomach. Let’s begin with these simple yet effective Sun Salutation steps on our way to good health.

In this Picture you see the 12 steps  of Surya Namashkara

Pranamasana (Prayer pose)

Hastauttanasana (Raised Arms pose)

Hasta Padasana (Hand to Foot pose)

Ashwa Sanchalanasana (Equestrian pose)

Dandasana (Stick pose)

Ashtanga Namaskara (Salute With Eight Parts Or Points)

Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)

Parvatasana (Mountain pose)

Ashwa Sanchalanasana (Equestrian pose)

Hasta Padasana (Hand to Foot pose)

Hastauttanasana (Raised Arms pose)

Tadasana

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