Surya Namaskar has incredible benefits. (Thinkstock images)
International Yoga Day: It is believed that practicing the 12-posture Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) daily can transform one’s life. According to Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Surya Namaskar is “essentially about building a dimension within you where your physical cycles are in sync with sun’s cycles”. Ancient sages of India considered that different parts of human body are governed by different ‘Devas (divine light). The solar plexus located behind the navel was considered to be connected with the Sun. Hence, they recommended the Surya Namaskar. The regular Surya Namaskar practice enhances the solar plexus, increasing a persons’ creativity as well as intuitive abilities. According to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, “All our emotions get stored in the solar plexus, and it is also the point from where one’s gut feelings arise.”
Surya namaskar should be practiced at the time of sunrise. Here are some incredible benefits of the the exercise:
The World is celebrating International Day of Yoga today. In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi practices yoga along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and 50,000 yoga enthusiasts in Lucknow.