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Surya namaskara is a complete sadhana, spiritual practice,in itself for it includes asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation techniques. It is an excellent group of asanas with which to start yoga practice. Surya namaskara has a direct vitalising effect on the solar energy of the body which flows through pingala nadi. Regular practice of surya namaskara regulates pingala nadi, whether it is under-active or overactive.
Regulation of pingala nadi leads to a balanced energy system at both mental and physical levels.
Surya namaskara is composed of three elements: form, energy and rhythm. The twelve asanas are the physical matrix around which the form of the practice is woven. These asanas generate prana, the subtle energy which activates the psychic body. Their performance, in a steady, rhythmic sequence,
reflects the rhythms of the universe; the twenty-four hours of the day, the twelve zodiac phases of the year and the biorhythms of the body. The application of this form and rhythm to the body/mind complex generates the transforming force which produces a fuller and more dynamic life.