A SPECIAL SET OF EXERCISES- NOT PART OF THE BASIC YOGIC EXERCISES
Surya namaskara or salutation to the sun does not form part of yogic exercises but is an excellent method of loosening up all the joints and muscles in the body as well as massaging all internal organs. It should be performed in the morning after bathing and before any other yogic exercises. This set of exercises performed any time during the day restores vitality- both physically and mentally.
For each zodiac sign there is one position and one complete set of surya namaskara consists of these 12 positions performed in succession twice. There is a mantra also for each position and should be repeated verbally or mentally while performing the exercise.