Vedic Surya Namaskar
Vincent Earth Kottayil
Sri. Narendra Modi
More and more people are getting attracted towards Yoga, for good health and mental peace as stress and tension reaches to an intolerable level in our daily life. Unfortunately, many of us believe Yoga is some form of complicated meditation, while being completely ignorant about its positive effects as well. There are also quite a lot of people who feel that Yoga is merely an aggregate of stretching and warm-up exercises. But Yoga is much more than all this and Surya Namaskar, a simple form of exercise is an integral and important part of scientific Yoga.
Hence, I am very happy to see the book “Vedic Life of Suryanamaskar”. The book presented with lots of interesting information on Surya Namaskar.
The book is written by Yoga Master, Vincent Earth Kottayil. I feel that this book is most appropriate on Surya Namaskar because it gives us an opportunity to learn and understand one important aspect of our rich cultural heritage. I will be very happy if people profess and make Surya Namaskar a part of their daily life for living a good and healthy life.
Even in the current times of Environmental crisis, the power of Sun remains a significant part of wellbeing just as our forefathers had also placed Sun at the forefront in their lives.
Our Vedas have also narrated numerous instances of praying to the Sun for good health and prosperity. Some Vedic citations and verses have also been incorporated in our daily spiritual routine for welfare of human being through the Sun prayers.
Sun Prayer is definitely a novel gift to the world by us, which has been practiced by our saints and sages for centuries. Best part of Surya Namaskar is that it covers Exercise, Meditation and Prayer, which are the three pillars of Yoga. Surya Namaskar has been recognized as an act of praying to the Sun God, which has been professed for centuries by our ancestors but in our struggles of life, we are losing this glorious heritage, sacrificing it at the altar of our hectic and stressful lives.
I am suggesting that each one of us must start the day with this simple exercise. In my view, simply put, Yoga means that which keeps Mind, Brain, Body and Soul together to lay the foundation for an eternal and peaceful life. Every morning, if we do this exercise in the stipulated correct manner, it will keep our Mind and Body rejuvenated while removing all physical stress.
Once again, I am grateful to Vincent Earth Kottayil, who have made the intricacies of this subject so easy for the common man to understand. To progress in our life, we need to take care of both, our mind as well as body and to achieve this there is no other alternative to Yoga.