Surya Namaskar, also known as Sun Salutation, is a yoga practice that involves a sequence of asanas (yoga postures) performed in coordination with specific mantras (chants) dedicated to Lord Surya, the Sun God. Each of the 12 asanas is associated with a unique mantra, and these mantras are recited while performing the respective postures. These mantras serve to pay homage to the Sun God and invoke his blessings for health, vitality, and spiritual well-being.
Here are the 12 asanas of Surya Namaskar along with their corresponding mantras:
These mantras are chanted mentally or softly while performing the corresponding asanas in synchrony with the breath. The practice of Surya Namaskar is not only beneficial for physical health but also for mental and spiritual well-being, making it a holistic yoga practice.