Imitation is not civilization. I may deck myself out in a Raja’s dress, but will that make me a Raja? Imitation, cowardly imitation, never makes for progress. It is verily the sign of awful degradation in man. Do not for a moment think that it will be better for India, if all the Indians dressed, ate, and behaved like another race. —
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 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.
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.