Surya Namaskar and Namaste : The Science Behind It

Surya Namaskar and Namaste

Surya Namaskar and Namaste : Importance

Surya Namaskar and Namaste, Due to various factors and beliefs, the culture of salutation has developed all over the world. Even the western countries, which used to embrace each other after meeting some time ago, have established the custom of greeting each other. Nowadays, the culture of greeting is changing everywhere. We need to tell children scientifically why and how to greet.

According to Eastern rites, it is customary to bow down to a revered person, while a stranger is greeted. When guests come to the house, some food or drink is served first.

Family members also sit down to eat with guests. We give special respect to the guest than to the family members. In our daily diet, we eat only sattvic and light food. The practice of greeting when meeting and leaving is a tradition that has been going on since time immemorial.


Surya Namaskar and Namaste
Surya Namaskar and Namaste

Greetings help to destroy our ego. Greetings work to develop humility and purify the mind. Therefore, the first greeting should be done on your own behalf. Even touching the feet of people older than oneself destroys one’s ego, so it is considered as an effective greeting ritual. There is a religious belief that the touch of the feet of the saints destroys the sin of three births.

The sacrifices and penances that saints acquire knowledge. They gladly take that knowledge if anyone wants to. Just like a shopkeeper shows happiness when his goods are sold. In the same way, the knowledge of a saint plays an important role in our spiritual peace.

The Nepali Greeting
Surya Namaskar and Namaste


Why Surya Namaskar and worship the sun?

Surya Namaskar is also a topic related to yoga and natural diseases. There is also an asana of sun salutation in yoga. The sun’s heat and light are the basis of all living things. Its imbalance leads to various health problems.

The methods of Surya Namaskar are mainly Hastapadasana, Prasaranasana, Dwipada Prasaranasana, Bhu Dharasana, Ashtanga, Pravidhatasana and Sarpasana. The process of these asanas is done step by step.


Surya Namaskar and Namaste
Surya Namaskar and Namaste

There is a religious belief that sun salutation or sun worship gives relief to lepers, eye patients etc. Astrology is said to cause various health problems when a person is exposed to the sun. According to astrologers, the sun is the founder of all the planets and constellations and also the controller of time.

It is said in Yoga Shastra that it is obligatory to greet the sun every morning for physical health whether one greets others or not. Because Surya Namaskar is a Sastang Namaskar in itself. It can give human health the identity of a magnificent, powerful, efficient, full and glorious personality. It makes people healthy, luxurious, capable, efficient, long-lived and their personality is talented.



Mantras (Chanting) for Surya Namaskar

अर्घ मन्त्र ( Worshio Chanting)

सूर्यलाई निम्नलिखित मन्त्रद्वारा अर्घ प्रदान गर्नुपर्छ ।

ॐ ऐही सूर्यदेव सहस्त्रांशो तेजो राशि जगत्पते ।

अनुकम्पय मां भक्त्या गृहणाध्र्य दिवाकरः ।।

ॐ सूर्याय नमः, ॐ आदित्याय नमः, ॐ नमो भास्कराय नमः ।

अघ्र्य समर्पयामि ।।

The Pose
Surya Namaskar and Namaste


ध्यान मन्त्र ( The Meditation Chanting)

ध्येय सदा सविष्तृ मण्डल मध्यवर्ती ।

नारायणः सर सिंजासन सन्निविष्ठः ।।

केयूरवान्मकर कुण्डलवान किरीटी ।

हारी हिरण्यमय वपुधृत शंख चक्र ।।

जपाकुसुम संकाशं काश्यपेयं महाधुतिम् ।

तमोहरि सर्वपापध्नं प्रणतोऽस्मि दिवाकरम् ।।


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