Sun a namaskara is a panacea for those people who live in cities and towns and who find insufficient time and opportunity to take adequate exercise. People in the country automatically exercise their bodies and relax their minds, as well as feel an intimate relationship with everything around them. It is urban people who suffer from the majority of diseases. The main reason is lack of exercise and peace of mind. Surva namaskara is the answer, especially if done in conjunction with other yogic techniques. There is no reason why most people cannot practise it daily. It only takes a matter often minutes or so. During this short period of time the body is exercised in the most systematic and comprehensive manner possible. There is no other exercise that can surpass it. Running, walking and swimming are all excellent exercises no doubt, but they don't exercise the body as effectively as surya namaskara in the time available. So needless to say we highly recommend that you practise suna namaskara. In fact, we regard surya namaskara so highly that we will recommend that you practise it in your daily practice program from now onwards throughout the book.
Shavasana: Part 1 - Book I, Lesson 1, Topic 5; Part 2 - Book I, Lesson 2, Topic 8 ; For further details on the subject of awareness -Book I, Lesson 3, Topic 5
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