Yoga for Beauty and Health
SURYA is SUN; NAMASKAR is SALUTATION
SALUTATIONS TO SUN GOD is known as SURYA NAMASKAR
A good health is experienced only if mind and soul are tuned properly. For harmonious thoughts our mind should be calm, peaceful and strong. Similarly for all effective physical activities, our body should be in good condition. The following Surya Namaskar asanas train the aspirant to make his body and mind aligned properly for effective life as a whole.
So both body and mind are interrelated and if any one of this gets affected it is natural that the other part would also be affected.
To maintain health in,
Physical level: Proper Exercise, Proper Breathing, Proper Diet, Proper Relaxation.
Mental level: Positive Thinking, Pranayama, Meditation.
Soul level: Meditation.
Surya Namaskara helps to develop harmonious and synchronized improvement in all these states.
Surya Namaskara is a dynamic practice and apart from the Asanas (static postures)
But it is a combination of Asana, Pranayama and also of some physical exercise.
Always Surya Namaskara is practised before the Asana practices, because it helps to develop more perfection in Asanas.
It is a late invention.
No hints about Surya Namaskara in classical texts like H.Y.P, P.Y.S and G.S.
It is apart from the Caste, Religion and Nationality.
We are offering salutations to Sun God.
Sunrays remove the Darkness in this world.
It clears the `Darkness of Ignorance to the Real Knowledge or Enlightenment.’
Predominantly activates the outer muscles and joints compared to Asanas.
It is synchronized with Breathing and Mantra.
Keeping Awareness in Breathing is called Prana Dharana.
Beeja à Seed;
Mantra à ‘Mananath Thrayathe iti Mantra’
Mantras produce the `Verbal sound’ that has special vibrations.
These vibrations activates mostly in Pranic body & Exocrine and Endocrine glands in physical body.
The effect of these sound vibrations in the body system is explained in detail in the book “SURYA NAMASKAR” published in 1940, by `Bala saheep Panth’, `Raja saheep’ from Maharastra.
FORM OF BIJA MANTRAS:
(Hraam) « Bija mantra activates in Brain, Heart and Respiratory system.
(Hreem) « Throat and Digestion.
(Hroom) « Liver, Spleen, Uterus, Ovaries, Stomach, Intestines.
(Hraim) « Kidney.
(Hroum) « Large Intestine, Rectum, Anal canal.
(Hraha) « Chest, Neck, Throat.
SURYA NAMASKARA STEPS:
It has 12 steps.
In each step, Vertebral Column attains a different position and giving different effects.
Each step has individual Bija Mantra.
These Mantras have different Names and Qualities of Sun God.
NAME OF THE MANTRAS:
Hram Mitraya Namaha
Hreem Ravaye namaha
Hroom Suryaya Namaha
Hraim Banave Namaha
Hroum Gaghaya Namaha
Hraha Bhushne Namaha
Hraam Hiranyagarbaya Namaha
Hreem Marichaye Namaha
Hroom Adhityaya Namaha
Hraim Savithre Namaha
Hroum Arkaya Namaha
Hraha Bhaskaraya Namaha