Surya Kriya is a potent yogic practice of tremendous antiquity, designed as a holistic process for health, wellness and complete inner wellbeing.

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Sadhguru: Surya kriya is a powerful process of activating the sun within you. When I say activating the sun within you sun is in every aspect of whatever you see on this planet. Fundamentally it is a solar energy which is driving life in this planet. So when we do Surya kriya we want to generate that energy within the system. There is a cousin to Surya kriya which is Surya Namaskar. Surya Namaskar is a kind of practice that evolved out of Suryka Kriya Surya Namaskar is largely a way of saluting the sun but surya kriya has more spiritual intentions Surya Kriya has more powerful connotations attached to it. The different dimensions of Surya Kriya physically it is a powerful process. The way it trains your mind there are few parallels to it. There are mystical dimensions to it. There are, it is a way of adjusting your body to the celestial activity So this is the way of adjusting your system not just your physical system your energy system your psychological process to the celestial geometry so that you are in sync with the existence. The sun’s cycles happen once in twelve and quarter to twelve and half years. The moon’s cycles happen in 28 days If your physiological cycles round in sync with the sun’s cycles your physical wealth would be great your mental balance will be perfect and your life will happen effortlessly. So the idea of yoga is that your body becomes a possibility not a barrier; if that has to happen everything within your system should function with least amount of resistance with least amount of friction The idea of Hata Yoga is to knead the system not just the physical body to knead the whole system in such a way that all these frictions are machined out or smoothened out in such a way that after sometime if you sit here there is absolutely no sense of friction within you. You have only the outside to deal with., Nothing else. There is nothing that this is not an issue anymore. This being, this mechanism is no more an issue. Only if it becomes like that you can deal with the outside with the phenomenal ease and capability. Now coming to Surya Kriya , Surya Kriya is a phenomenal process in that direction to bring smoothness to the system. This smoothness to the system or this well oiled feeling within yourself will not come unless you are in sync with the larger system which is the solar system. The larger body of who you are is the solar system. That is why this is called as Hata Yoga.