Janmashtami is the day the Lord of Yoga, Lord Krishna was born. He is said to have mastered all of the 8 forms of Yoga and gave the eternal knowledge of Yoga and life in the Bhagwad gita.

Did you know the connection between Krishna , Gita and Suryanamaskar?

The mythological story of Shri Krishna

According to mythology, the Sun god was one of the first beings to receive the knowledge of Gita from Krishna. Gita was then propagated through mankind by descendants of the sun. It was again reminded to the world by Krishna on the battlefield of Mahabharat via Arjun.

One of the disciples of the Sun was Hanuman. The sun taught the knowledge of the Bhagwad Geeta to Hanuman who then created the system of Sun Salutations or Surya Namaskar to thank the Sun for giving his knowledge to him.

In its 12 poses Surya namaskar is a complete yoga kriya which if done regularly does not need the practice of any other asana.