What is Surya Namasker?

Surya Namaskar is the Sanskrit name for a specific sequence of twelve yoga asana, otherwise known as a Sun Salutation.

It is one of the most widely known yoga practices, incorporated into several different traditions such as Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga. The term is derived from two Sanskrit roots; surya, meaning “sun” and namaskar meaning “greetings” or ‘salutations’”.

Traditionally, the practice of Surya Namaskar was used as a means of paying respect to the sun. In Indian culture from which the practice came, the sun is regarded as the source of all life, and it is therefore of great importance.

In Hinduism, Surya is the God of the sun, understood to be the creator of the universe, and in Vedic tradition the sun is symbolic of consciousness and the Divine. As such, Surya Namaskar is considered to be one of the most important yoga practices.

Yoga Classes in Salisbury Wiltshire


This is a drop-in style class to develop salutation endurance and refine technique

If time is tight, you’re welcome to peel off after 45mins, although I would always recommend savasana after asana practice.


£10 drop-in 
£5 for Hatha Yoga class members

Non-member Hatha member



The Barn 
Charlton House
Charlton All Saints
Warrens Lane
SP5 4HQ 

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