(Last Updated on : 15-06-2017)
Surya Yoga, also known as Surya Namaskar is a type of yoga
which is the salutation to the Sun
. Surya is the fountain source of strength and vitality, light and effulgence and so. It naturally rules the heart, spine and constitutions of human body. A persons life, health and well-being are truly dependent upon the Sun.
Concept of Surya Yoga
Surya is an essential concept in yoga
because, since ancient times, yogis have worshipped the sun through mantras, movements and salutations. Surya Jowel, known as Surya Swami, is the founder of the Surya Yoga. Surya Yoga or Surya Namaskar is a combination of two Sanskrit
words Surya and Yoga, where Surya means Sun and Yoga means to yoke. Together which literally means to amalgamate with the sun – become one.
Healing through Sunlight
Sunlight has great therapeutic value. The importance of Sun was realised very early by the ancient civilizations. It was given the status of a God
and worshipped from time immemorial. The Sun generates Vital force or Prana
Shakti that contains 5 sub-vital airs known as Panch Prana
which is inherent in every limb, muscle, etc.
Benefits of Surya Yoga
Surya Yoga is an energetic, dynamic and rejuvenating style of yoga based on a unique series of Sun Salutations. The omnipotent Suryas presence can change, arrange, reduce, remove imbalances and organise the chemical, bio-chemical, bio-electrical and bio-magnetic powers in living beings by practising Surya Yoga. Surya Yoga helps in revitalise energy and negates illnesses of the mind and body. It is a blend of yoga, nada (sound), rishi gyan and Gautama Buddha
Practise of Surya Yoga
Surya Yoga is done in nine steps, and when perfected can activate the body chakras
or power points, opening up the path to self-realisation
. Daily practicing of Surya Yoga will balance the five elements in the body. The best time to practice Surya yoga is at sunrise or sunset when the harmful ultra-violet rays are not present. Sungazing
is the practice of staring at a sunrise or sunset for extended periods of time which has some truly amazing benefits, not only for a physical health, but also for the mental well-being and spiritual development.