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Surya Namaskar Names & Mantra Of 12 Poses – सूर्य नमस्कार मंत्र

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Surya Namaskar Names – Surya Namaskar Mantra – सूर्य नमस्कार मंत्र

Surya Namaskar, (सूर्य नमस्कार) also called Sun Salutation, is a complete sadhana in itself. Surya Namaskara mantras (सूर्य नमस्कार मंत्र) can be chanted either audibly or mentally while practicing the Sun Salutation. There are 12 positions in Surya Namaskar each with 12 mantras linked with it. Each pose name with the corresponding mantra is given hereunder.

It is a spiritual practice in itself which includes asanas, pranayama, mantra and meditation technique. Surya Namaskar, also called Sun Salutation, is a set of 12 powerful yoga postures which is a great way for you to stay fit and attain the peace of mind and soul.

12 Poses Of Surya Namaskar  With Names & Mantras 

1.Pranamasana 

Pranamasana is also called prayer pose. Stand upright on your mat and join your hands in front of the chest in Namaskar mudra.

  • Surya Namaskar Mantra: Om Mitraya Namaha.

2.Hasta Utthanasana 

Keeping the palms joined in the previous prayer position, breathe in and lift your arms up and bend backward slightly.

  • Surya Namaskar Mantra: Om Ravaye Namaha.

3.Padahastasana 

While breathing out start bending forward from the hips until the palms of both the hands touch the floor on either side of the feet.

  • Surya Namaskar Mantra: Om Suryaya Namaha

4.Ashwa Sanchalanasana 

Breathe in and stretch the right leg back as far as is comfortable. Let the right knee touch the floor and also put the toes of the right foot on the floor.

  • Surya Namaskar Mantra: Om Bhanave Namaha

5.Parvatasana 

Stretch the left foot back beside the right foot. Raise the buttocks and lower the head between the arms so that a shape of a mountain is formed by the body.

  • Surya Namaskar Mantra: Om Khagaya Namaha

6.Ashtanga Namaskara 

Keeping the feet and hands at the same place as in position 5, start lowering the body to the floor, in such a manner that knees, chest, and chin touches the floor.

  • Surya Namaskar Mantra: Om Pushne Namaha

7.Bhujangasana

With the toes and hands on the floor as in position 6, slide the chest forward raising first the head, the shoulders, the chest, and the abdomen till the navel, and come in the cobra pose. Buttocks and hips are lowered to the floor with the arms supporting the trunk.

  • Surya Namaskar Mantra: Om Hiranya Garbhaya Namah.

8.Parvatasana 

While breathing out, raise the buttocks and lower the head between the arms so that a shape of a mountain is formed by the body, same as was done in position 5.

  • Surya Namaskar Mantra: Om Marichaye Namaha

9.Ashwa Sanchalanasana 

While breathing in bend the right leg and bring the right foot forward between the hands. At the same time lower the left knee to touch the floor. Tilt the head backward and arch the back.

  • Surya Namaskar Mantra: Om Adityaya Namaha

10.Padahastasana 

Now slowly bring your left foot forward, next to the right foot as you exhale. Keeping the position of your hands intact, lift yourself up to slowly enter Hasta Padasana.

  • Surya Namaskar Mantra: Om Savitre Namaha

11.Hasta Utthanasana 

While breathing in start raising the torso and stretch the arms above the head. Bend the arms, head and upper trunk backward. Both the arms should be shoulder width apart.

  • Surya Namaskar Mantra: Om Arkaya Namaha

12.Pranamasana 

While breathing out bring the palms together and join them in front of the chest.

  • Surya Namaskar Mantra: Om Bhaskaraya Namaha

Table – Names & Mantras  Of 12 Poses Of Surya Namaskar 

Pose No. Name of Asana Surya Namaskar Mantra (सूर्य नमस्कार मंत्र)
1 Pranamasana On Mitraya Namaha
2 Hasta Utthanasana Om Ravaye Namaha
3 Padahastasana Om Suryaya Namaha
4 Ashwa Sanchalanasana Om Bhanave Namaha
5 Parvatasana Om Khagaya Namaha
6 Ashtanga Namaskara Om Pushne Namaha
7 Bhujangasana Om Hiranya Garbhaya Namaha
8 Parvatasana Om Marichaye Namaha
9 Ashwa Sanchalanasana Om Adityaya Namaha
10 Padahastasana Om Savitre Namaha
11 Hasta Utthanasana Om Arkaya Namaha
12 Pranamasana Om Bhaskaraya Namaha

The set of 12 powerful yoga postures of Surya Namaskar are a great way for you to stay fit and attain the peace of mind and soul. The Sun Salutation should be done in the early morning facing the rising sun to achieve the best results.

For more detail on Surya Namaskar, please read

Surya Namaskar – The Sun Salutation Steps and Benefits

About the author

Mahendra Kumar Vyas

Mahendra Vyas, with parental home at Jodhpur and born to Late Shri Goverdhan Lal Vyas and Shrimati Sharda Vyas, did Civil Engineering from M.B.M.Engineering College, Jodhpur. Shifted to Mumbai after completing engineering and worked with Sanjay Narang's Mars Group and Aditya Birla Group. With an inclination to spirituality and service, joined the Yoga stream and became a part of Yoga Niketan, Goregaon (west) in 2002 and since then practicing and imparting Yoga knowledge at Yoga Niketan and different corporates.

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