What is Surya Namaskar?
In Rig Veda, it is said, "Surya Atma Jagatastasthushashcha"
(The Sun God is the Soul of all beings, moving and non-moving)
The Sun God is called Surya or Aditya. His enormity is showing up in Rig Veda in different verses. Surya is the Soul, both of the moving and non-moving creatures (Surya Atma Jagatas Tasthushas cha). Positively, this Surya is Brahma (Asavaaditya Brahma). The life of all animals on earth, (men, creatures, and plants) is absolutely affected by the sun oriented vitality and nothing can get by without it, henceforth Sun is the spirit of all things. The sun oriented power initiate the body, prana, and even personality, without one knowing it. Further, the wellbeing and development of each being are reliant on the Sun. The rousing supplications to the Sun in the Rig Veda (in different verses) shape the Mahasaura Sukta, which distinguish the intrinsic heavenly nature in the Sun with the One Reality (Ekam Sat).
The old yogis state that the distinctive pieces of the body are administered by various devas or heavenly driving forces of light. The Surya Namaskaras which is called the sun salutations is a great body exercise. Completing 12 sets of this activity converts into completing 288 powerful yoga asanas in a range of 12 to 15 minutes. The Surya Namaskara originated eleven thousand years ago, has placed in a modern yoga ensuring great and effective benefits to all of us.
What Must You Know Before You Start Off With The Asanas?
The best time to rehearse the Sun Salutation is promptly in the first part of the day when the sun is rising. You should ensure your stomach and insides are unfilled. In any case, some may inquire as to whether the Sun Salutation can be drilled at night too. Indeed, it can! Surya Namaskaras can be rehearsed at dawn and dusk. In the event that you need to rehearse after nightfall, it is never again Sun Salutation, it moves toward becoming Moon Salutation or Chandra Namaskaras, and incorporates one more asana. This can be drilled when the moon is out and noticeable.
Before go in deep to find out the benefits of performing this SURYA NAMASKAR on a regular basis, let figure out something more about Surya Asana, the 12 poses, the Mantras which can enhance your inner energy. Chanting these mantras will boost your mind power and increase your stamina.
The 12 rounds of Surya Namaskaras
You should rehearse somewhere around 12 rounds of the Surya Namaskaras every day, which implies six sets on the right leg, and six sets on the left leg. Nonetheless, in the event that you are a learner, it is best you begin with four sets, and afterward, steadily increment the number of sets. Surya Namaskaras typically start with supplication in respect to the Sun for being the wellspring of vitality. These are 12 Mantras for the 12 sets that are commonly rehearsed (the English meaning is given in bracket after each mantra):
1. Om Mitraya Namah (Who is friendly to all)
2. Om Ravaye Namah (The shining one, the radiant one)
3. Om Suryaya Namah (Who is the dispeller of darkness and responsible for bringing activity)
4. Om Bhanave Namah (One who illumines, the bright one)
5. Om Khagaya Namah (Who is all-pervading, one who moves through the sky)
6. Om Poosne Namah (Giver of nourishment and fulfillment)
7. Om Hiranyagarbhaya Namah (Who has golden color brilliance)
8. Om Marichaya Namah (The giver of light with an infinite number of rays)
9. Om Adityaya Namah (The son of Aditi, the cosmic divine Mother)
10. Om Savitre Namah (One who is responsible for life)
11. Om Arkaya Namah (Worthy of praise and glory)
12. Om Bhaskaraya Namah (Giver of wisdom and cosmic illumination)
How To Do The Surya Namaskaras?
Diverse educators have distinctive methods for showing this succession. Some fuse different asanas in the arrangement to make it an increasingly extreme exercise. The others adhere to the essentials. In any case, there is no firm guideline or fixed time that you should remain in every asana. Notwithstanding, around 30 seconds in every asana is perfect.
Stage 1- Prayer Pose – Pranamasana
Stand toward the finish of your tangle, keep your feet together and disperse your weight on the two feet similarly. Open your chest and simply loosen up your shoulders. Breathe in and lift both your arms up from the sides. Exhale and unite your palms in a supplication position before your chest.
Stage 2 – Raised arms present – Hastauttanasan
Breathe in and lift your arms up and back. Make beyond any doubt that your biceps are near your ears. Make an exertion to extend your entire body beginning from the heels up to the fingertips.
Stage 3 – Hand to foot present – Hasta Padasana
Breathing out and twist forward from your abdomen while keeping your spine straight. Exhale and totally convey your hands down to the floor close to your feet.