Not many of us realize the subtle and hidden secrets that lie behind our movements in Salah (prayer). How many people stand in prayer but their mind does not stand focused? How many people bow down but their inner soul refuses to bow? How many people prostrate but their heart fails to do so? And how many people pray but a prayer has not been written for them?
Movements in prayer have a certain meaning to our body. By saying our prayer we can exercise our muscles and bones especially the backbone. Every movement we make in saying the prayer contribute something such as when we stand still our backbone can be trained to be straight and this may avoid it from bending forward and creating a hump on our back.
When we bend down for ruku' our hand muscle being train to withstand the weight of or body and our backbone also will be in a straight condition. When our backbone is straight, automatically our ribs will be open wide and it will make us breath smoothly because there is no blockade on our lungs.
When we breathe freely and fully the amount of oxygen that enters our body will be more. With the huge amount of oxygen will make the blood carry a lot of oxygen throughout our body and to the brain. Brain with a full oxygenated blood will make a better performance in helping us to think brilliantly.
The beautiful secrets in prayer that we may not aware of. Keeping our prayer perfect for five times a day may avoid us to spend more time in normal exercises.