SUN SALUTATION :-
In many religions, light is considered as a symbol of consciousness and self-illumination. In Hindu religion, the sun is worshiped in many ways. It is considered the physical and spiritual heart of the world and creator of life on the earth.
Our yoga postures are inspired from the nature and reflect various living and non-living things in many asana. Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) is one such yoga practice inspired from the sun and devoted to the sun. It is a dynamic sequence of 12 poses to salute the sun. It involves various body parts thus gives various health benefits. It starts and ends with the joined hands close to the heart. It is a great way to honor the sun. Its origin lies in India. It is one of the simplest yet effective yoga practices for everyone.
According to ancient yogis, we are replicas of the world at large and the outer sun is a reflection of our own inner sun and the sun salutation creates a bridge between our inner sun and outer sun and shows us the passage to the divine or inner self.
This Picture has been contributed by Mr Arjun Naorem Singh who is a practising Yoga Teacher practicing in China and who is listed as a Yoga Teacher at Ajarya Yoga Academy.