Author: Sanyasi AtmabinduPublisher: SrishtiYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 83ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188575291
Surya Namaskar: Teach yourself the Sun Salute is a gift from the sages of the Vedic times. This is neither an asana nor part of traditional Yoga. Nevertheless it is extremely beneficial of health. From time immemorial Surya worship has been a regular practice. In the ancient times people worshipped the Sun with reverence an awe as they were aware that the Sun gives the warmth and light necessary for life. They were also aware of the fact that it is useless even to imagine life and all its activities without the Sun. That is to say, if the Sun does not rise, all life will come to an end. In the ancient times most of the cultural traditions and religions were based on Sun worship.The Sun is a symbol of immortality as it sets in the evening and rises again in the morning. The time of sunrise is that of happiness and wonder because it frees every object from shackles of death. This makes life pleasurable. That is why Surya Namaskar has been part of Indian tradition from ancient time.