Salutation: Aum Mitraya Namah (meaning: I bow to him who is friends with all beings)
Pranamasana or the Prayer Pose is the starting pose for Surya Namaskara.
Description: Stand straight /erect with feet slightly touching together. Knees should be tight (do not lock), chest forward Join the palms in front of the chest in Namaskara mudra. Focus in-between two eye brows and stand steady in a meditative mood. Breathe in and out slowly, steadily for few seconds.
Benefits: This pose helps to focus, concentrate, relax and brings calmness to the body. It prepares mind and body to absorb positive energy, the energy which is called pranic energy at the center of heart region.