Surya Namaskar- The Sun Salutation
In Hinduism, the sun god is worshiped as a symbol of health and immortal life. The Rig Veda declares that "Surya is the Soul, both of the moving and unmoving beings". The Sun Salutation originated as a series of prostrations to the sun. Traditionally, it is performed at dawn, facing the rising sun. In time, each of the twelve positions came to have its own mantra, celebrating aspects of the sun's divinity.
The Sun Salutation is a graceful sequence of twelve positions performed as one ...