The classical Surya Namaskār is considered the complete exercise and has been done in yoga for thousands of years to honor and welcome the soul into the body. Using the drishti(gaze), the practice cultivates a powerful mental focus. The arms, legs, spine and all the major muscles are stretched and strengthened. The Purna Yoga version presented here adds the much needed elements of precise alignment and safety. This DVD was filmed live at the Purna Yoga College 200hr teachert raining in Bellevue, WA. In this DVD Aadil leads students in classical Surya Namaskār, followed by a detailed explanation on how to teach the foundational elements of this master series.
Aadil Palkhivala began his studies with B.K.S. Iyengar at the age of 7 and received an Advanced Iyengar Teacher’s Certificate at 22. Aadil and Savitri are the founders of Purna Yoga™, Alive &Shine Center™ in Bellevue, Washington and Purna Yoga College™, an advanced teacher training program licensed by the State of Washington and Yoga Alliance Certified. Aadil is the author of Fire of Love, and is a certified Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, a certified Shiatsu and Swedish therapist, and a Clinical Hypnotherapist. He holds degrees in law, physics and mathematics.