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The Tradition of Sun Salutations

By Asana, Dublin, Mindfulness, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

Our primary source of light is the sun. For thousands of years, Hindus have adored the sun, as both the physical and spiritual heart of our world and the creator of all life itself. One of the means of honouring the sun is through the asana sequence Surya Namaskar (better known as Sun Salutation). The Sanskrit word¬†namaskarstems from¬†namas, means “to bow to”, “to adore” or “to salute” and¬†Surya¬†is a Sanskrit word that means the¬†Sun. There’s some disagreement over the origins…

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