This post is the most valuable piece on Surya Namaskar you will find in any language other that Sanskrit. Thousands of pretenders have flooded book store shelves and the Internet with "ready made" Surya namaskar takes-- all bull. First of all SURYA NAMASKAR is not a physical exercise. It is something much more profound, which needs deep understanding of Sanskrit Vedic literature and Sanatana Dharma. It is a complete Sadhana, inclusive of Yogasana ( exercise ) , Mantra ( sound longitudinal waves ) , Pranayama ( breathing ) and Chakra meditation ( scalar energy vortex transceiver ) . Surya Namaskar was devised as Yoga 7000 years ago, to facilitate LYMPH DRAINAGE in an amazing manner. This was properly understood by modern science only 70 years go. Our lymphatic system has vessels just like our circulatory system, but does not have a pump (whereas the circulatory system has the heart). In order to clear the “lymph” (the clear extracellular fluid that is collected by the lyphatic vessels and filtered by the lymph nodes), the lymphatic system must be pumped manually. The lymph movement relys on contraction of smooth muscle tissue lining the walls of lymph vessels (peristalsis). Movement of skeletal muscles is also important for driving lymph along the systems network of vessels to lymph nodes and from these to lymph ducts where the lymph tissue joins cardiovascular circulation. Women who do Surya Namaskar do NOT get breast cancer. Surya Namaskar resonates the Pineal gland and DNA-- to speed up your chakras, and enlarge your aura-- I will get to the technical points later., I learnt Surya Namaskar at the age of 7, taught to me by the Kalari gurikkal. Many years later, at my school we did Surya Namaskar in a group. It was compulsory. Now let me introduce breathing. Breathing does magic . It must be started and stopped at the right time. You must be AWARE of the breathing process. Basically, inhale when stretching and exhale when bending. Now let me introduce the sound MANTRAS in Sanskrit, the oldest language of this planet, which originated from a 12 strand DNA of a Maharishi. The 12 Names of Surya - the Sun 1) Om Maitreya nam-ah (The friend of all) 2) Om Ravaye nam-ah (Praised by all) 3) Om Suryaya nam-ah (The guide of all) 4) Om Bhanave nam-ah (The bestower of beauty) 5) Om Khagaya nam-ah (Stimulator of the senses) 6) Om Pushne nam-ah (The nourisher of all) 7) Om Hiranyagarbhaya nam-ah (The creator) 8) Om Marichaye nam-ah (Destroyer of disease) 9) Om Adityaya nam-ah (The inspirer) 10) Om Savitre nam-ah (The purifier) 11) Om Arkaya nam-ah (The radiant) 12) Om Bhaskaraya nam-ah (The illuminator) Pose 1 (and 12): Promotes balance, stimulates the respiratory system, exercises shoulder, back and neck muscles Pose 2 (and 11): Promotes balance, promotes digestion, exercises arms and shoulder muscles, tones the spine, promotes flexibility in back and hips Pose 3 (and 10): Promotes blood circulation, tones abdominal tracts, stretches back and leg muscles, stimulates spinal nerves, stimulates lymphatic system Pose 4 (and 9): Exercises spine, strengthens hand and wrist muscles Pose 5 (and 8): Stimulates blood circulation, strengthens the heart, strengthens wrist and arm muscles, relieves neck and shoulder tension Pose 6: Strengthens leg and arm muscles, increases flexibility in neck and shoulders, stretches arms, shoulder, neck and back muscles, exercises back muscles, releases tension in neck and shoulder Pose 7: Stimulates circulation to abdominal organs, tones digestive tract, stretches upper and lower body, promotes flexibility in the back, stimulates nerves in spine Poses 8 through 12 are essentially repetitions of poses 5 through 1, respectively. The health benefits of each are similar to their corresponding poses. During the second set, start off with the other leg. Proforma: Posture / Asana / Chakra / Seed First Posture – Namaskarasana/ Anahata/ OM hram Second Posture – Parvatasana/ Vishuddhi/ OM hrim Third Posture – Namaskara Hastapadasana/ Swadhistana/ OM hram Fourth Posture – Ekapada Prasaranasana/ Ajna/ OM hraim Fifth Posture – Bhudharasana/ Vishhuddi/ OM hraum Sixth Posture – Ashthanga Pranipatasana/ Manipura/ OM hrah Seventh Position – Bhujangasana/ Swadhistana/ OM hram Eighth Posture – Bhudharasana/ Vishuddhi/ OM hrim Ninth Posture – Ekapada Prasaranasana/ Ajna/ OM hrum Tenth Posture – Namaskara Hastapadasana/ Swadhistana/ OM hraim Eleventh Posture – Parvatasana/ Vishuddhi/ OM hraum Twelfth Posture – Namaskarasana/ Anahata/ OM hrah Suryanamaskar is a chiropractic exercise, which keeps your spine flexible and aligned. This keeps you organic chemical medicine factory controlled by your brain in good cheer, without releasing those harmful anti-pain chemicals, which has side effects --caused by lower back pain , sciatica etc. Chakras are focal points where psychic forces and bodily functions interact with each other. They are transceivers of SCALAR energy. Scalar waves operate in a non-linear time dimension which is hyperspace, at any speed from zero to infinity, as they are not limited to the speed of light. When you develop cosmic consciousness, the chakras vortex will extend further from his body. These chakras cannot be seen by the sight sense of the common man. Each of these 7 chakras are associated with a specific colour, organ, gland, mantra and frequency. Chakras can send out information carrying soliton waves, which do not attenuate. The Indian sage has exploded into a space of consciousness in which inner awareness is spontaneous. Cosmic consciousness is an intellectual enlightenment or illumination, an indescribable state of moral and intellectual elevation, a feeling of amazing bliss. Gazing at the sun or stars is an enlightening practice that fills up the soul. The real nervous system operates by means of synaptic messages. The virtual one operates by means of the quantum effect of tunneling (particles passing through an energy barrier that classically they should not be able to climb). The real one is driven by classical laws, the virtual one by quantum laws. Consciousness is therefore driven by quantum laws. Remember, chakras dictate all physical, mental, emotional and spiritual processes that take place in your body. Every chakra is a transmitter cum receiver antenna. As per Vedanta we are essentially holographic energy beings existing in a state of resonance with the scalar field of the cosmos Pineal gland is literally the third eye. The great Himalayan masters did Surya yog by gazing at the rising sun with a silver coin placed in between the eyebrows on the forehead . The solar wind at dawn, charging the earth’s magnetic field, stimulates the pineal gland. This is the best time to meditate , chant and sun gaze. At dawn, the negatively charged pineal and the positively charged pituitary combine their essences to create a "light in the head". Pranayama floods the Pineal gland with oxygen, to make it resonate. The reddish grey pineal gland is located in the geometric center of the brain. The nerves that serve the pineal gland don't originate in the brain but in the sympathetic nervous system. This gland can be activated by activated by sunlight, and also by sound resonance. It controls the various biorhythms of the body. It can discern negative energies, based on perception of vibrating energies around you. When the pineal gland does not receive sunlight, it secretes Melatonin, which induces sleep, increases blood sugar, craze for food, leading to obesity, fears and anxiety.The pineal gland is a photosensitive organ and thus an important timekeeper for the human body. The pineal gland produces PINOLINE, ( 6-methoxy-tetra-dydro-beta carboline, or 6-MeO-THBC ) . Pinoline also resonates with the very pulse of life 7.83 Hertz, the pulse the DNA uses to replicate, and which has been measured to be emitted from the brains and hands of all successful healers, regardless of belief or faith. Pinoline enables the threshold levels of DMT to become active in the brain . DMT with Pinoline increases brain activation multi fold. Pineal activation awakens normally latent neural pathways. Nerve fibers leave the pineal and make synaptic connections with other brain sites through traditional nerve-to-nerve connections, not just through endocrine secretions. EASTERN VEDIC RISHIS MYSTICS HAD THE ABILITY TO GO ON EITHER SIDE OF THE NARROW BAND OF 5 HUMAN SENSES, WITH A KING SIZED RESONATING PINEAL GLAND. THEY COULD TRANSCEND THE SENSES AND LIMITATION OF SPACE-TIME. There is a lot we knew 10000 years ago , but has been lost to this this 21st century-- right? You cant observe the quantum world without your Pineal gland -- the other 5 senses have too narrow bandwidths. Quantum physics has showed the ancient Indian Yogis were NOT mere dreamers of cosmic consciousness, where our bodies, our brain and its mind, as inextricably joined with other matter and the mega dipole of universe . There is indeed a connection between consciousness and tangled state quantum phenomena. They firmly believed that the invisible below the quantum screen gives rise to the visible. While Newton tries to explain the invisible through the visible. There is no room for consciousness or morphogenetic fields in the dictionary of Darwin. A mantra is a word or a series of words , which produce longitudinal Scalar waves by resonating your Pineal gland and your DNA—in a divine language. A divine language like Sanskrit came out from a 12 strand DNA – the most complicated supercomputer on this planet. The king Mantra OM or AUM is 11000 years old—and was told by the sages that it was the original sound when the Cosmos was created. OM opens up quantum tunneling for the wormholes to happen , where the speed of light is NOT the limiting factor. DNA is a superconductor that stores light at body temperature, and can create magnetic wormholes in ZPF .. Microtubules and axional membranes are also hollow cylinders. Mantras are Scalar energy based sounds which resonate in the Zero Point Field Aakashik hyperspace. ---Mantras resonate your pineal gland and reprogramme your DNA. The human DNA can produce longitudinal scalar waves. Mantras vibrations on DNA , chakras and pineal gland purifies and raises human consciousness. Mantras centres your mind ( effect on subconscious ) and slows down your breathing. Mantras increase your Auras as seen by Kirlean photography— due to the effect on symphathetic and para sympathetic nervous systems.---Mantra chanting must be done with intent, to make it more powerful. This is about consciousness again. Pranayama— where you exhale twice as long as inhale— IS MORE ABOUT DUMPING OLD EXPERIENCES, RATHER THAN MERE OXYGENATION OF BLOOD. Breathe in the new , breathe out the old. Pranayama—inhale and exhale with awareness— long exhales with the sound of mmmm. Humming boosts level of nitric oxide—this in turn ups the oxygen intake by 98%, the biggest secret . Ordinary breath is a mere 4%. 70% of toxins in your body are released by exhalation— rest by sweat, defecation and urine— surprised? The main purpose of respiration is to provide oxygen to the cells at a rate adequate to satisfy their metabolic needs. This involves transport of oxygen from the lung to the tissues by means of the circulation of blood. The power of breathing lies in its relationship with your energy source. The mind is intimately connected to your breathing. Deep breathing triggers the lymph, your body’s sewage system which will give your cells more efficiency. It keeps the blood fully oxygenated. The physical aspect of lack of oxygen in the body is not as important as the mental and spiritual aspect. Lack of oxygen always slows your reaction time. The more oxygen our brains receive the better they function. Stress, fear and anxiety causes muscles to contract and blood vessels to constrict. When blood cannot be transported freely through the body to provide oxygen, and antibodies and to carry away and dispose toxic wastes, illness sets in. Mind is non material , but it works in partnership with communicator molecules. With every thought mind moves atoms of hydrogen, carbon , oxygen and other particles in the brain . Knowing the connection between breath and consciousness, the ancient yogis devised PRANAYAMA to stabilise energy and consciousness. Anxiety vanishes entirely when you are one with the rest of the universe. When your mind is disturbed the fundamental energy Prana leaks . Pranayama just reverses the process. People who do Pranayama regularly have quieter nerves , less lethargy , better sleep and lower BP. It prevents accumulation of Uric acid which gives joint pains. Fluctuations of mind are controlled and hence Pranayama prepares you for meditation. Back to Surya namaskar-- Sage Agastya had taught Surya namaskar to Lord Rama just before his fight with Ravana in 4300BC. Basically you are greeting a new day with a grateful heart. It is done in open air. The benefits are:-- 1) You raise your consciousness 2) Develop inner peace 3) Rekindle your drooping spirit 4) Detoxification of body and mind 5) Your face glows --balance of mind, body and spirit. 6) Mental clarity and concentration 7) Raise your immunity 8) Reduces biological age. 9) Centring yourself and stoking your inner flame 10) Gratitude and communion with self 11) Awakening at cellular level, improves metabolism, burns fat 12) Expansion of perception 13) Physical exercise , stretching, flexing of spine. Removes stiffness of joints and ligaments. 14) Destress. 15) Good sleep at night. 16) Miraculous delivery from disease -physical and mental. 17) Your skin is cleansed by sunlight and you have less BO. Clears eyesight too. 18) Improves body posture.19) Drives away phobias.