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Ratha Saptami – World Sun Salutations Day


Every year on the day of Ratha Saptami, my students and I practice 108 Surya Namaskaras. We get up early in the morning and practice just when the Sun is about to rise. It is believed that the exposure to the early morning sun, especially on this day rejuvenates, energizes and purifies the mind and body. The preparations start about 3-4…

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Adho Mukha Shvanasana


Adho Mukha Shvanasana – Downward-Facing Dog Adho Mukha Shvanasana posture replicates a dog bending forward, hence the name downward facing dog pose. It is a standing pose and mild inversion that builds strength while stretching the whole body.  This asana can be practiced by beginners and advanced students alike and with all its benefits, one should include it as a…

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Sun salutations

Surya Namaskara


If anybody asked me what was my favorite thing to do, and not just in Yoga, I would spring up from my seat and say ‘Surya Namaskara’. Since the time I started practicing yoga, Surya Namaskara has been my absolute favorite. This is something which energizes me physically and mentally. Be it 6 rounds or 108 rounds, Surya Namaskara is an…

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