Surya Namaskara, Friday, 9am @ Yoga Works – Montana

Light has always been a metaphor for inspiration, wisdom and warmth. When the summerbday 2012 solstice, the longest day of the year, approaches, I relish in the qualities the sun invokes in the world around me. In my yoga practice, I visit one cherished way of practicing Surya Namaskara, with invocations. Before each of the twelve cycles, I chant the Salutation, and reflect on the meaning while in the pose. For example, in the first cycle, I feel the contact of my feet and hands on the earth, one of friendship and appreciation for the many ways that the earth flourishes with the light of the sun. We’ll close with the Gayatri Mantra. Join me for this wonderful practice at the Montana Yoga Works at 9am.

Oṁ Mitrāya Namaḥ : Salutations to the friend in all

Oṁ Ravaye Namaḥ : Salutations to the Shining One, pure, bright

Oṁ Sūryāya Namaḥ : Salutations to the Source of Creation, creativity

Oṁ Bhānave Namaḥ : Salutations to the One who Illumines, brings insight

Oṁ Khagaya Namaḥ : Salutations to the One who moves through the sky, time

Oṁ Pūṣṇe Namaḥ : Salutations to the Giver of strength and nourishment

Oṁ Hiraṇyagarbhāya Namaḥ : Salutations to the golden cosmic womb, feminine

Oṁ Marīcaye Namaḥ : Salutations to the rays of the Sun

Oṁ Ādityāya Namaḥ : Salutations to the Infinite Cosmic Mother, caring

Oṁ Savitre Namaḥ : Salutations to the Rising Sun, new beginnings, dawn

Oṁ Arkāya Namaḥ : Salutations to the Source of Life Energy, courage

Oṁ Bhāskarāya Namaḥ : Salutations to the One who leads to Enlightenment

Oṁ Śrī Savitri Surya Narayanaya Namaḥ

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