Pranamasana (Prayer Pose)
Exhale and stand erect bringing the hands back to the center of the chest with palms together. This is the same as posture number 1.
Stand erect with feet together and join the palms in the center of the chest in the style of Indian salute and inhale. Then exhale and push the hands down straightening and lowering the arms until the elbows touch the sides.
"Aum Mitraaye Namah" (Om mi-try-yay na-mah-hay) Salutations to Mitra, the bestower of universal friendship.
You can use the Bija Mantra: "Om Hram" as an alternate when practicing more rapidly.
Concentrate on Anahata Chakra - The 'Heart' Chakra.
Try to feel very bright and positive, as if greeting the shining sun!
Specific Health Benefits
Promotes balance between both sides of the body.
Develops a sense of poise and respect for body and mind in preparation for the following