Updated: Oct 3, 2021
OM SURYAY NAMAHA
This is a mantra chanted in salutation to the Sun. The Sun is the eternal source of energy in our universe and represents Atmakaraka (the soul).
Third Eye Chakra
In Vedic Astrology, the Sun also represents authority, power and ego as well as self-esteem, pride and spirituality. It also rules the sixth chakra, Ajna (Third Eye Chakra) which is located in the forehead. Read our article What are Chakras and how do we align them?
Chanting the Surya Mantra gives positive energy, inner peace and strengthens the body whilst also helping us attain fame and success in life.
In yoga, mantras such as Surya Namaskar are used to calm and focus the mind in preparation for, and during, meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises).
The Sun is closely associated with Sunday. The healing crystals connected to the Sun are Garnet and Tiger's Eye.