Surya Shakti

What is Surya Shakti?

Surya Shakti, also known as Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation, is a popular sequence of yoga asanas (poses) that are performed in a flowing sequence to honor and connect with the energy of the sun. Surya Shakti is a holistic practice that combines physical movements, breath control, and mental focus.

The practice of Surya Shakti typically involves a series of 12 poses that are performed in a rhythmic sequence. Each pose is coordinated with the breath, creating a harmonious flow of movements. The sequence includes a combination of forward bends, backward bends, lunges, and stretches, which engage various muscle groups and promote flexibility, strength, and balance.

Surya Shakti is not only a physical exercise but also a meditative practice. It is believed to activate and balance the solar energy within the body, bringing about a sense of vitality, rejuvenation, and mental clarity. It is often practiced in the morning, facing the rising sun, to invoke a sense of gratitude and harness the energy of the sun.

The practice is taught with simple, guided instructions provided by an accredited Isha™ Hatha Yoga teacher, and can be practiced thereafter at home. Regular practise sessions are also offered at the studio.

Benefits of Surya Shakti

  • Full-body workout: Surya Shakti provides a comprehensive exercise for the entire body.
  • Improved flexibility: Regular practice increases overall flexibility and range of motion.
  • Increased strength: Engages and strengthens various muscle groups.
  • Enhanced energy: Boosts vitality and invigorates the body.
  • Mental clarity: Promotes focus and mental alertness.
  • Weight management: Supports weight loss and weight maintenance goals.
  • Stress relief: Reduces stress and anxiety, promoting relaxation.
  • Improved digestion: Stimulates the digestive system and aids in digestion.
  • Respiratory health: Enhances lung capacity and promotes healthy breathing.
  • Overall well-being: Fosters a sense of well-being, balance, and inner harmony.

Practice Requirements

  • Suitable for ages 12+
  • Medium-level intensity
  • No experience of yoga necessary


  • Surya Shakti Workshop: € ​50
  • 40 day post-workshop practice support included
  • 1 free correction session included


  • Small group with more individual corrections
  • Consecrated space with Devi Yantra


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Frequently asked questions

What is Surya Shakti?

Surya Shakti is a sequence of yoga poses performed in a flowing sequence to honor and connect with the energy of the sun. It is a holistic practice that combines physical movements, breath control, and mental focus.

How many rounds of Surya Shakti should I do?

The number of rounds can vary based on your fitness level and time availability. Beginners can start with a few rounds and gradually increase to 12 rounds, which is considered a complete set. Listen to your body and practice within your comfort level.

Is Surya Shakti suitable for beginners?

Yes, Surya Shakti can be practiced by beginners. It is a dynamic sequence, but modifications and variations can be made to suit different levels of fitness and flexibility. It's advisable to start slowly, learn proper alignment, and gradually increase the intensity as you progress.

When is the best time to practice Surya Shakti?

Surya Shakti is traditionally practiced in the early morning, facing the rising sun. However, you can practice it at any time of the day that suits your schedule. Consistency in practice is more important than the specific time.

Can I practice Surya Shakti during pregnancy?

It's advisable to consult with a prenatal yoga instructor or healthcare provider before practicing Surya Shakti during pregnancy. They can guide you on modifications or suggest suitable prenatal yoga practices that prioritize safety for both you and your baby.

Can Surya Shakti help with weight loss?

Surya Shakti can be a part of a well-rounded fitness routine that includes cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and a balanced diet to support weight loss goals. It helps in increasing metabolism, promoting overall fitness, and building strength and stamina.

How long does a Surya Shakti practice session take?

The duration of a Surya Shakti session depends on various factors such as the number of rounds, pace of practice, and individual preference. On average, a session can range from 15 to 30 minutes.

Can Surya Shakti be practiced by people of all ages?

Surya Shakti can be practiced by people of various age groups. However, modifications and adjustments may be necessary for children, older adults, or individuals with specific health conditions. It's advisable to consult with a yoga instructor to ensure safety and proper guidance.

What are the benefits of practicing Surya Shakti?

Some benefits of practicing Surya Shakti include improved flexibility, increased strength and stamina, enhanced energy and vitality, mental clarity, stress relief, weight management, improved digestion, and overall well-being.

Can I practice Surya Shakti on my own or do I need a yoga instructor?

While it's possible to practice Surya Shakti on your own, learning from a qualified yoga instructor is recommended, especially for beginners. They can guide you on proper alignment, modifications, and ensure safe and effective practice.