Sun Salutation and Its Benefits

Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation is a very ancient technique of paying respect or expressing gratitude to the Sun that is the source of all forms of life on the planet. Surya namaskar is set of movements which helps an individual to attain fitness and stay healthy. Surya namaskar is all about bowing down to the Sun and showing out gratitude towards the Sun.

Knowing how to do Sun Salutation is not all one has to know. It is also important to understand the science behind this very ancient move to make towards the Sun, because a deeper understanding will bring forth the right outlook and approach towards this very sacred and powerful yogic technique and develop an understanding towards our ancient’s knowledge.

Surya Namaskar is a set of 12 postures, preferably to be done at the time of sunrise. The regular practice of Surya Namaskar improves circulation of blood throughout the body, maintains health, and helps one remain disease-free. Surya namaskar rejoices your body with a feeling of freshness. It keeps your body calm and safe. There are numerous benefits of Surya Namaskar for the heart, liver, intestine, stomach, chest, throat, legs. From head to toe, every part of the body is greatly benefitted by Surya Namaskar.

Postures act as a good link between warm-ups and asana and can be done any time on an empty stomach. However, morning is considered to be the best time for Surya Namaskar as it revitalizes the body and refreshes the mind, making us ready to take on all tasks of the day. If done in the afternoon, it energizes the body instantly and if done at dusk, it helps you unwind. When done at a fast pace, Surya Namaskar is an excellent cardiovascular workout and a good way to lose weight.

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