Beej mantra for Surya Namaskar

Surya Namaskar with beej Mantra chart

I request you to take a print of this chart and chant each mantra while doing each step.

Asana              Breath

1 Pranamasana exhale

2 Hasta Uttanasana inhale

3 Hastapaadasana exhale

4 Aekpaadprasarnaasana inhale

5 Dandasana exhale

6 Ashtanga Namaskara suspend

7 Bhujangasana inhale

8 Adho Mukha Svanasana exhale

9 Ashwa Sanchalanasana (other leg forward than in 4, then up as in 4) inhale

10 Uttanasana exhale

11 Hasta Uttanasana inhale

12 Pranamasana exhale

There are certain chakras corresponding to each asana. Attention is being brought to them when performing Surya Namaskara. It’s recommended to synchronize postures, breath, mantras and bring attention to certain chakras when performing Surya Namaskara. It needs complete devotion.

Seed      Salutation                                    Mantra                                                    Chakra                                              Asana

1             om hrām (ॐ ह्रां)                om mitrāya namaḥ (ॐ मित्राय नमः)           Anahata                Pranamasana

2             om hrīm (ॐ ह्रीं) om ravaye namaḥ (ॐ रवये नमः) Vishuddhi             Hasta Uttanasana

3             om hrūm (ॐ ह्रूं) om sūryāya namaḥ (ॐ सूर्याय नमः)            Swadhisthana     Hastapaadasana

4             om hraim (ॐ ह्रैं)                om bhānave namaḥ (ॐ भानवे नमः)           Ajna                Aekpaadprasarnaasana

5             om hraum (ॐ ह्रौं)              om khagāya namaḥ (ॐ खगाय नमः)          Vishuddhi             Dandasana

6             om hraḥ (ॐ ह्रः) om puṣṇe namaḥ (ॐ पूष्णे नमः)   Manipura             Ashtanga Namaskara

7             om hrām (ॐ ह्रां)                om hiraṇya garbhāya namaḥ (ॐ हिरण्यगर्भाय नमः)                Swadhisthana     Bhujangasana

8             om hrīm (ॐ ह्रीं) om marīcaye namaḥ (ॐ मरीचये नमः)       Vishuddhi             Adho Mukha Svanasana

9             om hrūm (ॐ ह्रूं) om ādityāya namaḥ (ॐ आदित्याय नमः)   Ajna       Ashwa Sanchalanasana

10           om hraim (ॐ ह्रैं)                om savitre namaḥ (ॐ सवित्रे नमः)               Swadhisthana     Uttanasana

11           om hraum (hj ह्रौं)               om arkāya namaḥ (ॐ अर्काय नमः)             Vishuddhi             Hasta Uttanasana

12           om hraḥ (ॐ ह्रः) om bhāskarāya namaḥ (ॐ भास्कराय नमः)              Anahata                Pranamasana

13           om śrīsavitrasūryanārāyaṇāya namaḥ (ॐ श्रीसवित्रसूर्यनारायणाय नमः)>        Anahata                Pranamasana

14           om maata-pitryubhyaam namo namah

7 thoughts on “Beej mantra for Surya Namaskar

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  3. It’s a good article but it still doesn’t clear the confusion. How to go about it? First the beej mantra like om gram … and then the mantra… ex: om mitraya namaha… and then posture or asana with breathing? . Please help us out with it.. some videos show people doing surya namaskar with beej mantra alone… others with the mantras alone… i want to do it right… would appreciate it if you can help.


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