Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, ‘Suryanamaskara’, Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute, Gokulum, Mysore, 2005.
The Surya Namaskara form the foundation for the entire method of the practice of yoga – and, as we all know, if one’s foundation is firm, then whatever is supported by it will be stable as well. So, if the Surya Namaskara are first learned properly and their inner meaning grasped, then all the various asanas, pranayamas and the like that follow them will be useful and beneficial in their outcomes.
In creating this small booklet, it is Pattabhi Jois’s wish that all practitioners who undertake the practice of Surya Namaskara do so with a proper understanding of their inner significance and of their practical method, so that health, clarity of mind and spiritual elevation may be achieved.
(source:Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute)