In this blog, I will tell you everything there is to know about Surya Namaskar, or Sun Salutations. I will tell you how I came to love the 12 poses of Surya Namaskar, how it transformed my life, and why it is the most potent way to grow your immunity, increase your pran shakti, achieve mental balance, and transform your productivity.
We will discuss the ancient science of living in flow with solar energy, and also learn Surya Namaskar step-by-step.
Introduction to Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutations
Wake up early. You must have heard this a million times. But why? So that you can be more productive during the day, have better mental health, more time to work, get an early start, and sometimes simply beat the daily traffic. However, although you know that getting up early is good for you, it is simply impossible to implement. Most people snooze away their mornings and wake up only an hour or two before going to work, full of lethargy, and spend the day trying to be productive, for which they take help of nicotine, coffee, and often nootropics.
The answer lies in the daily routine of our planet. The sun rises and sets, creating a daily routine, which we can choose to follow. In fact, the world’s oldest healing system, Ayurveda, revolves around the sun. If we can live in alignment with the sun, following its course and direction, we can be healthy and happy.
In the Yogic, and ancient Sanatana traditions, the morning hours are considered highly energetic, and spiritually charged. Early mornings, in yoga, are called Brahma Muhurta – the time between 3:30 am and 7:00 am, which is best for practicing deep meditations, yoga, and pranayamas. If you simply adjust yourself to the cycles of the sun by waking up early, during brahma muhurta, you will naturally benefit from the sattvik vibrations in the atmosphere. With just a few days of waking up early, you will notice a blissful positivity and mental clarity beyond measure.
Surya Namaskar is one of the techniques to align us with the solar energy around us, constantly transforming, and creating invisible effects on our mind and body, during the day.