Surya Namaskar or Sun salutation is an important practice of yoga. Surya namaskar is a traditional way of saluting the sun for Indians. Because from ancient times the sun is considered as God to Hindus (Surya deva). Surya namaskar yoga is immensely helpful to health. If you practice this yoga as exercise every day, it can give you outstanding health benefits.
Health benefits of Surya namaskar:
- Practicing these yoga helps to expand the abdomen space and your hips become more active.
- It stretches and strengthens the muscles, joints, and the skeleton system.
- It helps to reduce weight and improves the digestion system.
- It improves blood circulation and the function of the heart and lungs.
Surya namaskar yoga comes with twelve powerful yoga poses. The Surya namaskar positions bring body, mind, and breath together. There are thirteen Surya namaskar mantras that must be chant during the first position. The positions are:
Mantra: ॐ मित्राय नमः (Om Mitrāya Namaḥ)
Mantra: ॐ रवये नमः (Om Ravaye Namaḥ)
Mantra: ॐ सूर्याय नमः (Om Sūryāya Namaḥ)
Mantra: ॐ भानवे नमः (Om Bhānave Namaḥ)
Mantra: ॐ खगाय नमः (Om Khagāya Namaḥ)
Mantra: ॐ पूष्णे नमः (Om Pūṣṇe Namaḥ
Mantra: ॐ हिरण्यगर्भाय नमः (Om Hiraṇya Garbhāya Namaḥ)
Mantra: ॐ मरीचये नमः (Om Marīcaye Namaḥ)
Mantra: ॐ आदित्याय नमः (Om Ādityāya Namaḥ)
Mantra: ॐ सवित्रे नमः (Om Savitre Namaḥ)
Mantra: ॐ अर्काय नमः (Om Arkāya Namaḥ)
Mantra: ॐ भास्कराय नमः (Om Bhāskarāya Namaḥ)
The word Surya Namaskar came from Sanskrit. Surya means Sun and Namaskar means Greeting or Salute. It means gratitude to the Lord Sun. Surya namaskar must be practice in the early morning with an empty stomach. The Surya mantra chanting benefits better health, long life, and, a peaceful mind.
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