Surya Namaskar

It’s your Time to Shine

First thing that came in to my mind as I am typing this, is humming the song “oh oh oh shine into the future, spreading your light wherever you are… Shine, shine your light, shine, shine your light”.  First week of YTT 200 hours, I must say that I was really attracted and keen to learn the Sanskrit names of the poses in Surya Namaskar. Through this process I have come to appreciate and comprehend each and every sequence of this Asana. I find it really graceful, powerful and energizing. I was enlightened and synchronized my breath as I practice. What is Surya Namaskar? Surya is a Sanskrit word that means the Sun, Namaskar respectful greeting (hand gesture). In some culture Sun was thought to be a supernatural entity. Sun worship has been a key factor for many civilization, such as the ancient Egyptians and Inca of South America. There’s also a Myth of Hanuman, wanting to eat the Sun. Surya Namaskar is a yoga sequence that warms up, strengthens and aligns the body.  It builds up heat and a very good exercise anytime at your own pace and can be done anywhere.

For my experience there is something in Surya Namaskar that activates and emits a smooth flow of positive energy, happy feeling, grounded and relaxing. Depending on how often you practice Surya Namaskar, you will reach a point of sense of devotion, humbleness and mindfulness on each movement. Show gratitude and say your intention as soon as you start in Samasthiti, hands and palms together at the centre of your heart.

 

Here are some of the benefits of Surya Namaskar:

• Warms up the body.

• Improves your blood Circulation.

• Helps with a smooth digestion.

• Good for your skin, gives you a radiant glow.

• For women, helps regulate menstrual cycle.

• Helps your memory, anti-stress.

• Detox.

• Strengthening your muscles.

 

 

Please allow me to share these Music video links below that may inspire you as you start your journey

and set your intentions.   Shine and Smile.

 

 

 

 

 

    The Light in me sees and honours the light in you.

 

 

Namaste,

Valerie

16 May 2018

May 2018 – June 2018 ; 200 Hours YTT/ Weekday

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *