Sashtang Pranam, or Sashtanga Pranamam, is lying face down on earth and offering prayers to God in a
. Sashtang Pranam is one among the numerous ways to wipe out the ego. By lying down before the deity, a Hindu is killing his ego and recognizing the Supreme Truth – there is no second only that exists. Hindu Temple
When pride and ego are quelled, majority of our problems are solved. This helps in controlling stress and depression. Sashtang Pranam at a temple during early morning hours helps a person to have a good and fruitful day.
Sashtang Pranam is also considered as a very good form of exercise. Lying down on stomach and stretching both the arms in front and bringing them together helps in good blood circulation.