I'm not sure if I should post here, or on Hinduism forum, as it is Yoga and Power workout.

I have been doing Surya Namaskar in the morning. I am comfortable at 30 rounds.

But according to tradition, they say reach to 108.

Just now, I read this article, http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/108-surya-namaskar-what-is-the-right-schedule-to-follow/, which touts the 108 repetitions.

But I get confused with the following

You know your body best, know your limits and be prepared for a delay of a couple of days before you reach your ultimate goal of 54 sets of Sun salutations.

I understand that one set of Surya Namaskar is a set of identical exercises, working the left and right sides of the body.

So I guess someone can count one set of Surya Namaskar as two rounds, i.e.

1 set = 2 repititions of yoga

Help, I am really confused.

Do they mean make 54 sets, i.e. 108 repetitions, or 108 sets?

I am thinking they mean 54 sets (i.e. one set around the Sun), but now I'm not too sure.

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Any of you doing this?

  • I think you'd better ask it on a hinduism/yoga tradition forum. From a fitness perspective, it does not matter. For all versions you mention, your exercise will be in the endurance zone. Your question is similar to "if I want to walk 108 steps, should I count it per leg or per two legs?". The answer is: do as many as you like and can!
    – BKE
    Commented Apr 15, 2016 at 17:34
  • so does 1 cycle mean 2 rounds ?
    – malavika
    Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 18:26

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so 108 sun salutations.One Suryanamaskar contains 12 asanas that complete one cycle, so one cycle per each leg (Right & left) complete one round. So 54 sets of this round will give 108 Sun salutations. Good luck.


The way I do it is not the hatha sin salutation that is all one but the Right and then only the Left. I do the Ashtanga vinyasa suryanamaskara A, which is only one. And I do the 108. I have heard some people do 54 suryanamaskara A and 54 suryanamaskara B.

  • I don't know how to attach a picture
    – Natalia
    Commented Nov 15, 2015 at 18:11
  • The button to attach a picture is in the bar just above where you type your answer. Commented Nov 16, 2015 at 15:11
  • You don't even need to have the image hosted anywhere. One of the options is to upload the picture to Stack Exchange whereupon it builds the link for you.
    – Sean Duggan
    Commented Nov 17, 2015 at 17:56

1 set = 2 rounds 54 sets = 108 rounds


In one round of suryanamaskar you use both legs. In third step you stretch the left leg. At 8th step you stretch the right leg.

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