🌞 Sun Salutations सूर्य नमस्कार Surya Namaskar

सूर्य means the sun. The sun with dazzling light is intensive masculine energy. The sun is as powerful as a father. It illuminates the moon behind him, also illuminates everything in the world. The sun energy in charge of our Sympathetic nerve can make us enthusiastic, more durable, and more confident.

Sun Salutation is also a series of offering to the father of the sun. Combine Asana, Pranayama, Mantras and dynamic meditation. By practising sun salutation, we can expand our vitality and balance our masculine energies. Also, balance our Sympathetic nerve to neither overactive nor dysfunctional.

Sun salutation begins from the right side, as the masculine power adobe the right side of our body.
The Sun Salutations symbolises 12 hours, 12 zodiac signs, 24 hours, and 24 solar terms.
The sun salutation will cause the Prana in the body to flow and generates powerful heat energy.
Therefore, you shall avoid practising when you have a fever, inflammation, or menstruation.

The whole set of Sun Salutations is with 24 poses. The 1-12 poses listed below are the first quarter.
The two Equestrian Pose are with the right foot in front first, then the left foot in front after several poses. In the second quarter, poses are the same except for the priority of the left and right.

1. Prayer Pose
प्रणामासन
Pranamasana

Prayer
Salutations to the friend of all
ॐ मित्राय नमः
Om Mitraya Namaha

Chakra
Anahata
अनन्तचक्र

Bija Mantra
ॐ ह्रां om hrāṁ


2. Raised Arms Pose
हस्त उत्तानासन
Hasta Utthanasana

Prayer
Salutations to the shining one
ॐ रवये नमः
Om Ravaye Namaha

Chakra
Vishuddhi
विशुद्धिचक्र

Bija Mantra
ॐ ह्रीं om hrīṁ

3. Hands to Feet Pose
पादहस्तासन
Padahastasana

Prayer
Salutations to he who induces activity
ॐ सूर्याय नमः
Om Suryaya Namaha

Chakra
Swadhisthana
स्वाधिष्ठानचक्र

Bija Mantra
ॐ ह्रूं om hrūṁ


4. Equestrian Pose
अनन्तचक्र अश्व संचालनासन
Ashwa Sanchalanasana
(right foot forward, left foot back)

Prayer
Salutations to he who illumines
ॐ भानवे नमः
Om Bhanave Namaha

Chakra
Ajna आज्ञाचक्र

Bija Mantra
ॐ ह्रैं om hraiṁ


5. Mountain Pose
पर्वतासन
Parvatasana

Prayer
Salutations to he who moves quickly in the sky
ॐ खगाय नमः
Om Khagaya Namaha

Chakra
Vishuddhi विशुद्धिचक्र

Bija Mantra
ॐ ह्रौं om hrauṁ


6. Salute with eight limbs
अष्टांग नमस्कार
Ashtanga Namaskara

Prayer
Salutations to the giver of strength
ॐ पूष्णे नमः
Om Pushne Namaha


Chakra
Manipura मणिपुरचक्र

Bija Mantra
ॐ ह्रः om hraḥ


7. Cobra Pose
भुजंगासन
Bhujangasana

Prayer
Salutations to the golden cosmic self
ॐ हिरण्यगर्भाय नमः
Om Hiranya Garbhaya Namaha


Chakra
Swadhisthana स्वाधिष्ठानचक्र

Bija Mantra
ॐ ह्रां om hrāṁ


8. Mountain Pose
पर्वतासन
Parvatasana

Prayer
Salutations to the Lord of the Dawn
ॐ मरीचये नमः
Om Maricaye Namaha

Chakra
Vishuddhi विशुद्धिचक्र

Bija Mantra
ॐ ह्रौं om hrauṁ


9. Equestrian Pose
अनन्तचक्र अश्व संचालनासन
Ashwa Sanchalanasana
(left foot forward, right foot back)

Prayer
Salutations to the son of the cosmic Mother Aditi
ॐ आदित्याय नमः
Om Adityaya Namaha

Prayer
Ajna आज्ञाचक्र

Bija Mantra
ॐ ह्रूं om hrūṁ


10. Hands to Feet Pose
पादहस्तासन
Padahastasana

Prayer
Salutations to the Lord of the Creation
ॐ सवित्रे नमः
Om Savitre Namaha

Chakra
Swadhisthana
स्वाधिष्ठानचक्र

Bija Mantra
ॐ ह्रैं om hraiṁ


11. Raised Arms Pose
हस्त उत्तानासन
Hasta Utthanasana

Prayer
Salutations to he who is fit to be praised
ॐ अर्काय नमः
Om Arkaya Namaha

Chakra
Vishuddhi
विशुद्धिचक्र

Bija Mantra
ॐ ह्रौं om hrauṁ

12. Prayer Pose
प्रणामासन
Pranamasana

Prayer
Salutations to he who leads to enlightenment
ॐ भास्कराय नमः
Om Bhaskaraya Namaha

Chakra
Anahata
अनन्तचक्र

Bija Mantra
ॐ ह्रः om hraḥ


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