Buddha says "Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most." Suryanamaskar or Sun Salutation is an ancient indian practice. Traditionally to be done before sunrise with chanting of mantras. Synchronize all movements with inhalation and exhalation.
It contains 8 asanas. Repeat 4-6 rounds daily. "All our emotions get stored in the solar plexus. It is also the point from where one's gut feelings arise. The size of the solar plexus is said to be like that of a small gooseberry. However, for those who do yoga and meditation, it becomes three to four times larger than the normal size. The more expanded your solar plexus, the greater is your mental stability and your intuition". ~ Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Can you practice it at any pace?
These 3-speed variations can help you get optimum benefits of Surya Namaskar:
Slow pace: It helps to make your body flexible
Medium pace: It helps to tone your muscles
Fast pace: It acts as an excellent cardiovascular workout and helps in weight loss
What are the benefits of Surya Namaskar steps?
Benefits of Surya Namaskar steps are manifold. It helps in better functioning of the body and mental faculties. To sum up, a few are listed below:
Postures are a good blend of warm-ups and asanas.
It helps to keep you disease-free and healthy.
Regular practice of Surya Namaskar promotes balance in the body.
It improves blood circulation throughout the body.
Strengthens the heart.
Tones digestive tract.
Stimulates abdominal muscles, respiratory system, lymphatic system, spinal nerves and other internal organs.
In addition, it tones the spine, neck, shoulder, arms, hands, wrist, back and leg muscles, promoting overall flexibility.
Psychologically, it regulates the inter-connectedness of body, breath, and mind, thus making you calmer and boosting the energy levels with sharpened awareness.
There are also specific benefits of Surya Namaskar for weight loss, hair, and skin.
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