Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutations
Surya Namaskar is a practice of 12 graceful postures in a sequence which is performed to express our gratitude towards the source of energy(sun) to get our own system fine-tune with the nature and allowing our body to become heated to work against disease and make ourselves feel more lively and rejuvenated. In Ashtanga vinyasa tradition as per K.Patabhi jois we must start our yoga practice with sun salutation so we can make our body eligible to move smooth and in flow.
Surya Namaskar Mantras: 12 Mantras of Surya Namaskar
Tadasana ॐ मित्राय नमः
Oṃ Mitrāya Namaḥ
Urdhva Hastasana. ॐ रवये नमः
Oṃ Ravaye Namah
Padahastasana ॐ सूर्याय नमः
Oṃ Sūryāya Namaḥ
Ashwa Sanchalanasana ॐ भानवे नमः
Oṃ Bhānave Namaḥ
Parvatasana ॐ खगाय नमः
Oṃ Khagāya Namaḥ
Ashtanga Namaskara ॐ पूष्णे नमः
Oṃ Pūṣṇe Namaḥ
Bhujangasana ॐ हिरण्यगर्भाय नमः
Oṃ Hiraṇya Garbhāya Namaḥ
Parvatasana ॐ मरीचये नमः
Oṃ Marīcaye Namaḥ
Ashwa Sanchalanasana ॐ आदित्याय नमः
Oṃ Ādityāya Namaḥ
Padahastasana ॐ सवित्रे नमः
Oṃ Savitre Namaḥ
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