Sun Salutations

Surya Namaskar: Honoring the Sun

By Dr. Sohail Ebady, M.D. The sun symbolizes the spiritual consciousness. One of the ways of honoring the sun is through the Surya Namaskar. Do your Surya Namaskar gracefully if you strive to achieve a higher target of Surya Namaskar. Although Sun Salutation could be practiced at any time of the day, it is a [...]

Yoga Insights: Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations), Part 2

By Paul Jerard For exceptional benefits to the thyroid and parathyroid, it is arguable that other asanas would be more effective, especially if held longer. For example: The shoulder stand, (Sarvangasana), held for a longer duration, would be more beneficial for sending oxygenated blood to the thyroid and parathyroid. However, the condition of a Yoga [...]

Yoga Insights: Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations), Part 1

Surya Namaskar is now accepted as part of Hatha Yoga, but it was not always this way. Historically, traditional Hatha Yoga and its many sub-styles did not contain any of the Surya Namaskar (sun salutation) sequences, seen today, as an every day component of a daily practice.

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