In the Vedic scriptures, the energy of Surya – Sun is viewed as the benevolence of divinity, which gives strength, abundance, intelligence and self-realization. The traditional ritual of Surya Namaskar has become widely known in the everyday world of yoga practice and usually begins with a modern variation of a sun salutation.
The Rig Veda reveals that the disc of the sun acts as a chakra that opens the gateway between the human realm and the world of divine energies.
Sanjana, who is the wife of Surya, transcended to earth into the woods to perform tapasya (penance) in order to receive the power to absorb the heat rays of her consort Surya. Her long deep state of tapasya began to transition into a state of samadhi. When her tapasya reached its climax, Surya approached the Tapo Bhumi (Penitential Square) in the shape of a green stallion full of happiness and excitement. The stallion galloped in ecstatic glee to reunite with his wife and entered a mystical dance to awaken Sanjana and reward her tapasya.
Surya Hengst struck anklet bells with his right foot; The sound of a drum awakening its root chakra and the ringing of bells that open its third eye chakra resound. The stallion jumped and whirled gracefully and began to neigh. He made the noise of a clam. directly remind of the crown and throat chakra.
Sangha’s body began to tremble and sweat with excitement as she felt her wife’s energy align and merge with her own chakras.
Sanjana offered gratitude and love and gently opened her eyes filled with lotus tears to see how her loving Surya danced ecstatically in the form of a green stallion that led to the opening of the heart chakra.
The stallion’s almond-shaped eyes pierced fiery golden rays directly into Sanjana’s loving eyes and opened her sacral and solar plexus chakras. So all the chakras of Sanjana realigned with her wife Surya and she was blessed to hold the energy of the sun.
This beautiful, transcendental yoga flow is still practiced by many mystical yogis who enable them to open their chakras and gain spiritual enlightenment through the sacred energy of the sun and his consort.
A Tilak Kumkum paste is applied to the forehead This is known as the center of latent wisdom and concentration and the gateway to third Eye.
Clothing with a little green color is worn to represent the stallion
The sun is poured waterings that recognize its energy as a source of movement, creativity, passion and pleasure, followed by Surya Namaskar
Pandaryu Dhoop (dried agar bark, leaves, flowers) is lit and manifests itself in sacred smoke that transmits prayers of evocation requests to the energy of Sanjana and Suraj.
A handcuff with the trishula trident symbol or a gemstone bracelet is attached to the wrist, which represents the Shakti of Sanjana
Anklet bells are worn to awaken the energy of this yoga flow
Japa des Surya Beeja (seed) mantra is chanted on a garnet gemstone mala that evokes its energy:
Om Hraam Hreem Hraum Saw Suryay Namah
A kalasha (pot that represents the body of Sanjana) is worshiped with kumkum (cinnabar powder that represents life), haldi (purification) and akshata (raw egg offering for evoked energy).
Inflamed cotton wicks soaked in ghee (clarified butter) are placed on the palms of the hands and on the kalasha, which is then balanced on the head.
The wick flames;
- On the palms of your hands you act as a witness to the ritual
- On the Kalasha, draw the crown chakra and evoke the energy to enter through the practitioner, channeling and realigning them.
Then the green stallion’s dance begins gradually with a slap on the right leg, while gently swirling around with circular movements and waving the flames on his hands.
When the flames reach their peak, they are removed from both the palm trees and the kalasha.
The flow of dance continues in leaping gallops, clapping your hands in quick movements and, like the stallion, makes neighbor noises.
Vedic mantras, chants of Shakti evocations, are devotedly chanted during this dancing yoga flow.
When properly mastered with poise and devotional love, this practice can flow into a beautiful sacred opening that attracts the spiritual energies of Suraj and Sanjana
- Green clothes
- Water-filled jug – sun offer
- Trishula cuff bangle – trident symbol
or bracelet made of green jade, garnet, citrine gemstone (represents the energy of Sanjana and Suraj)
- Knuckle bells or a string with some chimes
- Pandaryu dhoop – dried tree bark, leaves and flowers
- Coal – for burning the dhop
- Kalasha – pot made of brass, metal or clay
- Kumkum – vermilion
- Haldi – turmeric
- Akshata – rice
- Cotton wool for the wicks
- Ghee – clarified butter for dipping the wicks
- Crown chakra – the Kalasha, flamed wicks, neighing sound
- Third eye – (Naad Bhrama – transcendental sounds) anklet bells, clap, neigh
- Throat – a whirling dance that creates a wind-air movement
- Heart – green colored clothes
- Solar plexus – the flamed wicks on the hands
- Sacral – the garnet japa mala
- Root sound produced by hitting the right leg
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