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Surya Namaskar – Unleashing the Power within

Yoga or Yogic Science originates from the pre-vedic times in Indian scriptures. Ancient Munis (Saints) and Yogis (Saints) performed meditation using Yoga to stay fit and connect with the eternal spirit.

Modern Yogis brought this science to the United States and since then Yoga in different forms is being practiced across the country.


Eco Samsara brings to you a series of articles on different forms of Yoga practiced across the country, including some of them which are not so popular!! Watch out for this space to learn the most popular art of healing and meditating, the Yoga. We are beginning this series with the simplest yet effective asana, Surya Namaskar.


Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation is the most basic and an inherent part of Yoga. Today in this article we will understand the simplest form of Surya Namaskar, also known more popularly as Ashtanga Surya Namaskar A.

Steps of “Ashtanga Surya Namaskar A”

  1. Tadasana, the standing prayer pose

  2. Urdhva Hastasana, the raised hands pose

  3. Uttanasana, the hand to foot pose

  4. Flat Back

  5. Chaturanga Dandasana, the push up pose

  6. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, the upward facing dog pose

  7. Adho Mukha Svanasana, the downward facing dog pose

  8. Flat Back

  9. Uttanasana, the hand to foot pose

  10. Urdhva Hastasana, the raised hands pose

  11. Tadasana, the standing prayer pose


Benefits of “Ashtanga Surya Namaskar A”

Surya Namaskar is an effective workout often compared with other high calorie burning workouts. It is said that, 12 Surya Namaskar performed in fast pace during morning is equivalent to 30 minutes of running/bicycling! And when this asana is performed in a slower pace, it provides a full body relaxation and rejuvenates the body! 

Most convenient aspect is, you can start doing Surya Namaskar from the moment you decide to remain fit and active. It can be done in the comforts of your home, though performing this in a group does add more value.

Do you still need reasons or motivation to start Surya Namaskar? Get started today itself and start reaping the benefits of a leaner and fitter body!

How does Eco Samsara fit in?

Eco Samsara is an eco-friendly shop for Yoga accessories and products which facilitate performing yoga asana correctly. We have variety of products available with ease of ordering online and home delivered; providing convenience in the comforts of your home. We source our products right from the land where Yoga originated, India; providing you a cost effective and authentic product.

One of our products worth mentioning in reference to the Surya Namaskar discussed in this article includes, Bolsters!

In step number 6, mentioned above, also known as the Urdhva Mukha Svanasana or the upward dog pose, one needs to lower their pelvis to ground and raise their head. Before getting to this pose, position our bolster on the floor at the level of your lower abdomen and hips. Such that when your pelvis comes down during the step 6, your hips and lower abdomen rest on the bolster conveniently. 

Order a pranyama bolster  from our website and reap the benefits of Surya Namaskar from the comforts of your home. While you are on the website, also check our yoga specialized clothing designed to leverage the benefits of Yoga completely!!

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