Surya Namaskar (3)
Padahastasana (Hand to Foot Pose)
"Aum Suryaaye Namah"
Pronunciation: "Om Sur-yah-yay na-mah-hay"
Translation: "Prostration to Him who induces activity."
Bend forwards from the waist, bringing your head toward the knees while
keeping the knees straight.
Exhale through the nostrils.
Mental Focus / Visualization:
Concentrate on Svadisthana - The 'Genital' Chakra.
Keep the knees straight and the feet relaxed, balancing your weight evenly.
Specific Health Benefits:
Promotes good blood circulation.
Keeps the abdominal tract well regulated and healthy.
Stretches the leg muscles and back, stimulating the spinal nerves.
You can remain in the pose for several deep breaths.
You can use the Bija Mantra: "Om Hroom" as an alternate when practicing more rapidly.
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