Suryanamaskar – A Salutation to The Sun

The Surya Namaskar, or a salutation to the sun is a series of twelve postures derived from Hatha Yoga. Considered by many to be the most complete physio-spiritual exercise in the world, it has a scientific basis to it.

The twelve asanas stretch your spine backwards and forwards alternatively. They also involve inhalation and exhalation at specific times. This helps in cleansing the breathing system also, and in also controlling the amount of stress you put on your heart and lungs.

The Surya Namaskar can be done by people of all ages from the young to the old. It has been very beneficial for those with heart diseases and also for with weight problems. It can be done at any time of the day, and all you need is just a mat and any corner of your home.

Generally, people practice 12 surya namaskars at one time. You can begin with two or three, but you will soon realize the beneficial effects of it, and you will be able to do more rounds. In a Hindu religion context, it is believed to be better if you perform them facing the sun, but it is not essential.

Surya namaskar helps improve your digestive systems, it helps to make you more agile, and it also helps in making you lose weight.

So what are you waiting for?

Go ahead, try out this series of asanas, slowly at first and then as you feel a change for the better, you can increase the frequency. Soon they will become an essential part of your daily routine.

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One Response to “Suryanamaskar – A Salutation to The Sun”

  1. Doug from cheap sportswear Says:

    I do a lot of Ashtanga yoga and always do at least 5 sun salutations in the morning. It really helps to get the blood flowing and wakes me up no end.

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