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Surya Shakti

"Surya" means "Sun" and "Shakti" means "energy". Surya Shakti is an dynamic form of the Sun Salutation which is an ancient yogic practice with a powerful sequence of 18 postures. Surya Shakti builds the physical body – it makes the sinews and ligaments of your body strong. In Yoga, we give importance to the sinews that hold the skeletal system and the whole body together. When we do any yogic practice, which is physical in nature, the focus is mainly to strengthen those, not to pump up your muscles. Strengthening the sinews of the body is what will endure for a long time and keep you well. Surya Shakti does this in a tremendous way.

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Practice Benefits

Brings about physical fitness and overall wellbeing
Makes the sinews and ligaments of the body strong
Increases mental alertness and focus
Creates a basis for one to move into higher states of energy

Increases energy levels

Increases physical strength & stamina
Realigns the musculo-skeletal system


Pre Requisites

Age - 14 years and above 

Intensity Level - Moderate

No prior knowledge of Yoga needed

Hours: 3-4.5 Hours spread over day/s depending on the workshop structure.


Sadhguru talks of three processes to align with the sun, the most profound being Surya Kriya. Placing them in context, Sadhguru calls the widely practised Surya Namaskar a “country cousin” of Surya Kriya, while yet another process called Surya Shakti would be a “far-off relative.” He elaborates: “If you want to just use this system as a physical culture to become physically strong, you do Surya Shakti.....

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