Surya Namaskar and Astrology

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Recently, University Grants Commission (UGC) advised the Surya Namaskar event on 73rd Republic Day to its colleges and universities. This news triggered my curiosity to learn more about the asana.

And as I researched, it further fueled my interest to find its connection with Astrology.

To begin, let us understand the concept of Surya Namaskar and its benefits

Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation Means Saluting to the Source of Life, the Sun

It involves a series of asanas or yogic postures which is a complete exercise in itself for all major joints, muscles, ligaments and bones of the body. 

The ideal time to do Surya Namaskar is early morning in front of the rising sun. It is not only the largest star in the Universe but also a force that regulates our Energy, Health, Reputation, Physical strength and Leadership qualities.

Do you know why is it also called a Pranic Exercise

To understand that, let us quickly look into the meaning of two Sanskrit words प्राण Prana and नाड़ी Nadi as per our ancient inscriptions.

Pranic healing exercise

Prana means the Vital force or Life Energy or the very essence of our existence or the air that we breathe in. 

While Nadis refer to the network of channels that facilitate the movement of Prana inside it and to the different organs of the body. 

When we perform Surya Namaskar it improves the quality, quantity and flow of Prana in the Nadis with ease. It vitalizes the solar energy of the body and generates a dynamic fulfilling life. And this awakening of Prana shakti undoubtedly confers agility, flexibility, good posture, lean body, good health, physical strength, courage, self-confidence and clear thinking. 

Not to mention we all need a higher level of Prana Shakti to face day-to-day life and the inbuilt stress of the world.

 Summarizing The Benefits Of Surya Namaskar

Surya Namaskar during Sunrise

  • It strengthens the entire body from head to toe and improves the sensory organs.
  • Regular practice of Surya Namaskar ensures a balanced supply of oxygen to the blood and there on to the entire system of the body.
  •  It has an important role in curing Edema. As it ensures smooth flow of all the fluids in the body and prevents any fluid retention.
  • Improves Kidney function and also ensures a healthy heart, manages hormonal imbalance, nervous system and sugar levels.
  • In addition to the physical benefits, it is also spiritually beneficial.
  • It Purifies the Nadis which helps in the Kundalini Shakti awakening.
  • Clearly empowers the human soul to elevate himself to a higher state of mind and intellect.

Surya Namaskar and Chakra

Solar Plexus Chakra Manipura

 It activates the Solar plexus chakra, which is responsible for 
qualities like Will Power, Identity, Ambition, excellence, determination, courage, confidence, resilience and self-dignity. Solar
Plexus generates heat inside us and produces solar energy. And this
Solar energy synchronizes our natural physical, emotional and mental
state of well being with the Solar system. 

Hence Astrology Recommends Surya Namaskar To:

  • People with a weak third or fire chakra or Manipura which is located in our Solar plexus. Askganesha suggests performing Chakra balancing Puja.
  • Who are always under some fear of failure or rejection, feel unworthy or have no social status.
  • Those who want to have a powerful position in life should do Surya Namaskar with Mantras
  • As Sun is considered to be the King of Navagrahas, anybody facing a critical Navagraha problem must perform Surya Namaskar with Mantra every day to the rising Sun.
  • And it is definitely recommended for people with inauspicious Surya Greha effects in the kundalini like loss of respect, suffering by father, big hurdles in success, heart and ophthalmic disease.

However, there is a proper way to do Surya Namaskar bearing the Timings, Yantras to be used and Mantras to chant.

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Furthermore to attain the maximum possible benefits we suggest you the following three factors:

  1. Asanas or body postures: Surya Namaskar has twelve body postures or asanas
    Each asana has a tremendous positive impact on enhancing the functions of the brain, muscles, blood circulation and in improving metabolism.
  1. Breathing technique: All the asanas or postures should be done by bringing awareness to the breath. The mind becomes relaxed and focuses shifts inward towards the asanas from the outer world. Do not hold your breath while doing asanas as it may put stress on your body.  
  1. Mantras Chanting: Each of the twelve postures of this exercise is associated with a mantra. A specific mantra has to be chanted with each posture. It will smoothen the flow of energy in the body and remove all the roadblocks.

Thus a combination of all these three elements builds a deeper connection with the Divine power.

Steps or Asanas of the Surya Namaskar

It is advisable to chant mantras at least mentally with each of the 12 asanas as listed below:

Surya Namaskar Asanas or Poses

  1. Pranamasana or Prayer pose – Om mitraaya namah ॐ  मित्राय  नमः 
    Always stand in the direction of the rising Sun, facing east with feet together close to each other at the heels, hands together palm-to-palm on the chest.
  1. Hasta Uttanasana or Raised arms pose – Om ravaye namah ॐ  रवये  नमः 
    Inhale and raise the arms upward. Slowly bend backwards, stretching arms above the head.
  1. Padahastasana or Standing forward bend pose – Om suryaya namah ॐ  सूर्या  नमः
    Exhale slowly bending forward, touching the ground until the hands are in line with the feet, try bringing the head close to knees.
  1. Ashwa Sanchalanasana or Lunge pose – Om bhaanave namah ॐ  भानवे  नमः
    Inhale and take a wide backward step with the right leg, place it as far as possible. Keep the hands and another leg firmly on the ground. And Raise your head and open up your chest.
  1. Chaturanga Dandasana or Plank pose – Om svagaaya namah ॐ  स्वगाया  नमः
    While exhaling, take the left foot backwards and keep it close to the right leg. Form an upward arch by raising the hips, Keep arms straight, align the head and the arms.
  1. Ashtanga Namaskara or Eight limb pose – Om pushne namah ॐ  पूष्णे  नमः
    Exhale and lower the body, touch the ground with your knees, raise upwards your hip, bring your hands, chest and forehead down to the floor. Keep the elbow raised and close to the chest.
  1. Bhujangasana or Cobra pose – Om hiranyagarbhaya namah ॐ  हिरण्यगर्भाय  नमः
    Inhale and slowly lower the hips to the floor, raise the upper body and bend backward as much as possible. Keep your hands firmly grounded and look upwards.

  1. Adho Mukha Svanasana or Parvatasna or Downward facing dog pose – Om mareechaye namah ॐ  मरीचये  नम:
    Exhale and raise high the hip, Keep arms straight, forming a deep upward arch like a mountain. Eyesight should be on the navel, not the feet. 

        ‘Adho Mukha Svanasana helps cure swollen veins which are also known as varicose veins.

  1. Ashwa Sanchalanasana or Lunge pose – Om aadityaaya namah  ॐ  आदित्याय  नमः
    Inhale and move the right leg forward between the hands, left knees should be on the ground with toes pointing out. Head looking forward, Chest open and shoulder away from the ear.
  1. Padahastasana or Standing forward bend pose – Om savitre namah ॐ  सवित्रे  नमः
    Exhale slowly taking the left foot forward between the hands. The Head should touch the knees and keep hands in line with the feet.
  1. Hasta Uttanasana or Raised Arm pose – Om arkaaya namah ॐ  अर्काय  नमः
    Inhale and raise the arms upward. Slowly bend backwards, stretching the arms.
  1. Pranamasana or Prayer pose – Om bhaskaraaya namah ॐ  भास्कराय  नमः
    Exhale, stand upright in a prayer position and bring your palm close to the chest. 

Surya Namaskar relaxes the nervous system, oxygenates the full-body, opens up blockages,  increases flexibility and mind power. We seek the blessings of the illuminator of the earth to energise our life and health.

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An Astrologer, Numerologist, Energy Healer and a Spiritual Personality, Along with his Masters in Computer Engineering he did his Jyotish Acharya and learned various astrology systems from his Gurus. Being logical, he found and discovered new techniques and simple systems in Astrology and other sciences. He is also a Reiki Master and helped many people worldwide. He personally believed that guiding the right path to people/mankind is the main purpose of life. He founded Askganesha.com in year 2005 with the concept of providing accurate online predictions around the globe and helping them through ancient vedic systems.

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