Modern History of 
Surya Namaskar

There are many postures of Surya Namaskar, but Vedamurti Shri Shripad Damodar Satavalekar of Paradi District Surat (Gujarat) introduced the method of Surya Namaskar of twelve digits, which is used all over India. Shivaji Maharaj was taught the method of Surya Namaskar by his Guru Samarth Ramdas which he practiced and as a result his body and character is unique in history. Shivaji Maharaj taught his soldiers the method of Surya Namaskar and thus the spread of the method of Surya Namaskar increased. The scientificity of the twelve-digit Surya Namaskar increases because of Surya Namaskar being the twelfth ideal Beej Mantra and Kriya Mantra.
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Surya Namaskar steps


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prayer pose/ Namaskarasana/pranamasana  

Method – East direction by joining the claws in the posture of prayer. Stand up straight  and relax your whole body and be ready for further practice   



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Hasta Uttanasana

Note –​  This is a repetition of position 2.
Method – Raise the inclined body up and move both the hands above the head. keep the distance of both the arms equal to the width of the shoulders. Tilt the head and upper back as far as possible.