is considered as the symbol for all splendor and glory of the spirit.
Lights stands for truth, order, reality, goodness, beauty, intelligence,
wisdom, bliss and immortality. Therefore the sun is light and life.
A small part of light of the sun is producing life and energy of all
beings. The sun is 1.3 million times bigger than the earth. Sunlight
coming to earth represents only about one part in 200 crore of the total
amount of energy radiating from the sun, Out of this, 30 % merges in
the atmosphere without reaching the earth and only about 1% of the electromagnetic
spectrum is thought to be perceived by the eye. Yet this is sufficient
to supply our planet with about 4.69 million horsepower per square mile.
It is vividly described in the 'Taaitryee Araanyyak' how Surya ruling
our bodies. Surya is the fountain source of strength and vitality, light
and effulgence and so. He naturally rules our heart, spine and constitutions
of human body. He causes all respiration and controlling sensory and
motor organs and breath. The Sun generates 'Vital force' or 'Prana shakti'
contains five sub vital airs known as 'Panch prana' which is inherent
in every limb, muscle etc. Our lives, health and well-being are truly
dependent upon the Sun.
Namaskar is also known as Surya Yoga Suryayoga, combination of two Sanskrit
words Surya and Yoga, where 'Surya' means 'Sun' and 'yoga' means 'to
yoke' or together which literally means to amalgamate with the sun -
become one. Sunlight has great therapeutic value. The importance of
Sun was realized very early by the ancient civilizations. It was given
the status of a God and worshipped from time immemorial. Suryayoga is
an energetic, dynamic and rejuvenating style of yoga based on a unique
series of Sun Salutations. One can balance and organize chemical, bio-electric,
and bio-magnetic powers in the body by practicing Suryayoga. Suryayoga
helps in revitalize energy and negates illnesses of the mind and body.
It is a blend of yoga, nada (sound), Rishi Gyan and Buddha stage (silence).
The best time to practice Suryayoga is at sunrise or sunset when the
harmful ultra-violet rays are not present. Daily practicing of Suryayoga
will balance the five elements in the body. Surya is wami, is the founder
of the Suryayoga.
Suryayoga, according to him, is done in nine steps, and when perfected
can activate the body chakras or power points, opening up the path to
self-realisation. The photons from the sun can help smoothen and enlighten
the body, prana, mind and soul to come together in a straight line.
The omnipotent Surya's presence can change, arrange, reduce, remove
imbalances and organize the chemical, bio-chemical, bio-electrical and
bio-magnetic powers in living beings.