It’s so wonderful to watch an animal, because an animal has no opinion about itself. It is. ~ Eckhart Tolle/Patrick McDonnel “Guardians of Being”
Surya Namaskara or Sun Salutation is a common sequence of asanas. Its origins lie in a worship of Surya, theHindu solar deity. This sequence of movements and asanas can be practised on varying levels of awareness, ranging from that of physical exercise in various styles, to a complete sadhana which incorporates asana,pranayama, mantra and chakra meditation. It is often the beginning vinyasa within a longer yoga series. Sūrya Namaskāra may also refer to other styles of “Salutations to the Sun”.
Asana is a body position, typically associated with the practice of Yoga, originally identified as a mastery of sitting still. In a Yoga practice, asana refers to two things: the place where a practitioner (or yogi or yogini) sits and the manner (posture) in which he/she sits. In the Yoga sutras, Patanjali suggests that asana is “to be seated in a position that is firm, but relaxed” for extended, or timeless periods.
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes are close.” ~ Pablo Neruda.