The Sun (Health & Astrology)

The Sun dwells within the hearts of all of us as our inner Sun, our inner light and life.  Without this inner light, no perception could be possible.  Without this inner life, we could not even breathe.  Just as there is the movement of the outer Sun through the constellations of the zodiac, so there is the movement of the inner Sun through the chakras of our subtle or astral body which reflects our birth chart.

A well-placed Sun gives intelligence, perception and strength of will and character.  It affords, endurance, stamina, vitality, positive spirit, direction, courage, conviction, confidence, leadership, independence and straightforwardness.  Without it, whatever we may do or accomplish in life will not be ours and will not give us inner strength or peace.  A poorly placed Sun gives lack of intelligence, low vitality, melancholy, fear, dependency or servitude, deviousness or dishonesty. David Frawley

A sunset over the mountains with a sun setting.

The sun-sign is what you desire to accomplish; the house (bhava) is what you are able to do; the Arudha Lagna (AL) is how you do it. Where is your Sun (Surya) placed in your chart?  Get in contact to learn more.

Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskara):

Samasthiti: stand with both feet together. Leg active.  Spine long.  Engage the bandhas.  Breathe deep.  

Inhale raising both arms.  The lungs should be full just as the hands touch.  Gaze at the thumbs.

Exhale fold forward taking the chest toward the knees as you look toward the toes.

Inhale lengthen the spine as you take your gaze to the horizon.

Exhale step or jump back. Lower down while gazing straight ahead.  You may take the knees down first or come directly toward the floor.  You may either hover there or lay flat on the floor.

Inhale straighten the arms and roll onto the tops of the feet.  Knee lifted.  Toes pointed.

Exhale as you must the hips up.  Lengthen the spine from your sacrum through the top of your head.  Press the heels toward the floor and lift the kneecaps.  Gaze at your navel.  Engage the bandhas.


Inhale as you either jump or walk the feet forward.  Lengthen the spine and take your gaze to the horizon.

Exhale fold forward taking the chest toward the knees and your gaze toward the toes.

Inhale raising both arms high over the head until the palms touch.  Gaze at the thumbs.

Samasthiti: Exhale lower your arms in preparation for the next Surya Namaskara.

A group of people laying on the ground in front of an orange sky.

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