Reblogging an old post with some modification on this International Yoga Day 2019.
My 64-year-old dad sets the perfect example for me while he does Yoga religiously ever since I have gained my senses right from my childhood. No wonder I have represented the state in Yoga Championship when I was in fifth grade.
I am guilty of going on and off from my Yoga Regime but I have learned from my dad and I will never forget it’s value. My personal favorite remains Surya Namaskar of all the Yogasananas.
Yoga is indeed a very old practice originated in India over 5000 years ago, It’s a divine invention for the one to connect with self, both physically and spiritually. It is the most valued Indian Heritage and treasured since ages. Yoga is performed using various breathing techniques, exercises in the form of yoga mudras, pranayamas, and meditation.
The main aim of Yoga is to create Santulan for your body in connection with your mind, soul and all the energies around you with the help of various asanas. Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskar is one such form of asana consisting of twelve poses, one after another helping in balance your body and soul.
A human body should not forget its origin, that it is just a part of the earth and its contact with the earth is the most prominent reconnection method for its physical presence. This is the reason we feel best when we are surrounded by nature and indulge our self in some outdoor activity.
Yoga is one of the media to keep you connected with self, and Surya Namaskar literally means organizing the solar energies within you, based on the simple logic that all the life on this earth is Solar- powered. The sun is the life source of our planet, in whatever activity we do.
Why Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation?
Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskar is the process of balancing the inner energies which produce an innate physical and psychological equilibrium that can be an enormous asset in one’s daily life.
One can make a lot of difference in his life by including Surya Namaskar Yoga in their daily routine and syncing body’s cycle with the solar cycle, helping you to turn out to be a better version of yourself. It takes only a few minutes of your morning routine to adjusted.
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Here is the step by step, guiding video of the Surya Namaskar, Initially it might seem difficult to understand the 12 poses in a flow but trust me once you start doing it you will not stop, it is suggested to start with fewer cycles and then move on to as many cycles you can one perform.
The Surya Namaskar is essentially building a dimension within you where your physical bodily cycles are in sync with the sun’s cycles, which run about twelve years.
It is not by accident but by intent that it has been structured with twelve poses of asanas, Our physical body is a fantastic stepping stone for higher possibilities, but for most people, it functions as a roadblock.
The compulsions of the body do not allow them to go forward. Being in sync with the solar cycle is an important part of balance and receptivity, a means of taking the body to the point where it is no longer a hurdle.
Surya Namaskar is a complete work out for the physical and spiritual system, without need for any equipment. Life begins with the one step of you beginning to follow practice for yourself!! It is never late and there is no tomorrow for doing the right thing for yourself, so begin today.
Stay Healthy!! Stay Energized!!
Much love and gratitude