Greeting to the Sun
Surya Namaskara, or the Greeting to the Sun, is a sequence of asanas (yoga positions). It comes from the Sanskrit ‘surya “which means” sun “and” namaskara “which means” farewell “but also” thanksgiving “. It ‘the first example of Vinyasa appeared in the long history of yoga. The purpose of this sequence is initially devotional linked to the cult of the sun god. The sun (surya) has since ancient times identified as the one who gives life and with its rays makes flower nature and man gives warmth and well-being. The practice of the Greeting to the Sun is responsible for dissolving, stretch and make the muscles flexible. It gives strength and vigor to the body by massaging the internal organs and broadens breathing. We recommend the practice of this sequence in the morning or before a lesson of Yoga that includes a series of more challenging asana to prepare the body and mind. There are many versions of this ancient practice as Yoga. The asana sequence changes according to the different latitudes of India and the various Yoga schools scattered around the world. But in any case a complete sequence is composed of steps of 12 positions each. In our center it is usual practice the studied sequence of Anukalana Yoga, a particularly balanced version because it does not include typical asymmetric phases of other teaching.