Surya Namaskar: The Stepping Stone for Every Yoga Beginner


Whether you are a yoga beginner or pro, Surya Namaskar is something you most certainly know about. After all, the sun salutation poses are the standard starting point of sessions in most types of yoga. The definite origin of Surya Namaskar is hard to pinpoint. But, the person responsible for popularising the modern form of Surya Namaskar is T Krishnamacharya, the “father of modern yoga”. Many of the Surya Namaskar asanas are similar to the dands, which were wrestlers’ exercises. This is plausible since the hall next to Krishnamacharya’s in the palace of the Rajah of Mysore held wrestling classes. Both [...]