Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sun energy

In the beginning you have to make room for yoga in your daily life, and give it the place it deserves. But after a time, yoga itself will pull you up by your hair and make you do it.
-Vanda Scaravelli

Close to our house we have the gorgeous 70 meter high Tower of the Sun. The face between the two arms represents the present, and a black face on the rear of the tower is the sun of the past. The jagged red paintings on the front of the tower represent thunder.

Yesterday was the summer solstice. A day many people look forward to. It may be the start of a long vacation or getting the boost from the energy of the sun. The sunlight plays a significant role in nourishing and energizing the human body and serves as the perfect medicinal pill.

One of the prime benefits of sunlight is that it supplies the body with Vitamin D, increasing the count of white blood cells as well as gamma globulin, which is beneficial in warding off viruses and germs and it enhances the capacity of red blood cells in carrying oxygen. The sunlight also aids in preventing osteoporosis, mental depression, type 2 diabetes and cancers to name a few.

In yoga we can support our health and bring out the sun even during a rainy day or in the darkest winter hours. There are lots of different sun salutations, surya namaskara, to choose among. The most important is that you practice it regulary. 10 minutes every day is a great start. And you will notice a hugh difference.

On you tube you can find lots of support finding your sun energy movements.
Here are just a few:
Shiva Rea
Salute to the sun
Sivananda sun salutation
Ashtanga sun salutation A
Ashtanga sun salutation B


  1. you always have the most amazing quotes. where do you get them from?

  2. I am glad that you enjoy the quotes!

    As you perhaps understand by now, I love quotes. Every time I read/hear some nice quotes I write them down in my note book.