The benefits of Surya Namaskara are mentioned in scriptures like Valmiki Ramayana, Mahabharata and other scriptures. Surya Namaskara is a process of invoking the Grace of the Lord through sun. Sun is the most brilliant gross object we all can see. When we see this brilliant sun, we should be reminded of most replesent Lord who gave this brilliance to the sun. Surya Namaskara signifies the “Path of Light”..
The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad summarises the significance of Surya Namaskara as-
Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya Mrtyor-Maa Amrtam Gamaya
Lead us from imperfection to Perfection, from darkness to Light, from death to Immortality.