Surya Namaskar Yoga Marathon (Yajna)

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Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) announces an offering ("yajna") of one million Sun Salutations, known as Surya Namaskar, to create awareness among the people about Yoga and its advantages in achieving a healthy body, mind and spirit. This will be the third Surya Namaskar Yajna (SNY) since it was first launched in 2007. This also coincides the ocassion of Makar Sankranta. The sun is the source of energy for all life on earth.

Surya Namaskar

Surya Namaskar is a combination of yoga postures, called "asana(s)", performed in a pre-determined sequence, in appreciation of this extremely valuable solar energy. They are a set of well-balanced movements that will stretch and exercise all the muscles in the body, thus keeping the body and mind healthy. HSS will conduct a collective Surya Namaskar Yajna (SNY) from January 15th to January 30th, 2011.

We invite everyone to participate in this "Yoga for health; Health for humanity" event and perform Surya Namaskar with a collective goal of 100,000 Surya Namaskar in the three week span. This also coincides the ocassion of Makar Sankranta.

Goal (500 Participants, 75,000 Namaskars)
Duration (January 15th-30th, 16 days)

How to Participate?
Sign-Up to Receive email reminders and program information
Visit local HSS chapters
Practice Surya Namaskar at home everyday and keep count (see Resources below for How-Tos)
Email your final tally to HSS ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Submit your final tally to HSS (Click here)
Spread the message, Tell your Friends.

For registration and additional information, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Resources
Surya Mantra
Surya Namaskar Positions (Video)
Surya Namaskar Positions Poster (11" x 17")
Documentary by Kreeda Bharati and HSS US (Video)
Surya Namaskar Presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint)

Tracking Sheets (click to download)
How to track count (Word Doc)
Tracking Sheet (Doc)
Group Reporting Sheet (Excel)


Learn Yoga Postures of Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar)


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