PRANAMASANA (PRAYER POSE) also known as the Mountain Pose. This is the first and last posture of the Surya Namaskar. Pranamasana is typically practiced with the Anjali Mudra, in which both palms are pressed together and placed close to the heart.
In Hindu culture, this is a common way of greeting. It is believed that by bringing both the palms together, the right and left hemispheres of the brain connect.
In yogic terms, this represents the unification of our active and receptive natures. According to the yogic tradition, the heart chakra is visualized as a lotus at the center of the chest. This mudra encourages the lotus heart to gently open up with awareness.
Benefits of Pranamasana(Prayer Pose)
- It creates a sense of relaxation and concentration .
- This asana focuses on the lower part of the body. It strengthens the thighs, knees, and ankles, and firms up the abdomen and buttocks.
- It is a practice of remembering the ultimate God by being in the zone of extreme silence.Posture shows how confident you are. It depicts the level of your self-reliance.
- It can also relieve sciatica, reduce flat feet, and improve posture.
- Pranamasana fills the body and mind with spiritual energy and spiritual enlightenment to attain mental purity.
HOW TO DO PRANAMASANA (THE PRAYER POSE)
1. Stand on the mat in an erect position by making sure your feet are placed together perfectly.
2. Bring your palms together facing each other parallel to the chest.
3. Make sure your eyes are looking straight parallel to the ground.
4. Take a deep breath to relax the body and follow it with a couple of more breaths so that the pran energy refreshes you.
5. Close your eyes, focus on the center of forehead in between both eyes and worship the God. If you are facing the Sun, it would be awesome.