Aug 8, 2010

Benefits of Surya Namaskar

Surya Namaskar ( Sun Salutation ) means a salute to the sun. It is a continuous series of 8 related Yoga postures, some done twice, total 12 poses. It is designed to warm up your whole body and integrate the body, mind and breath. The Sun Salutation is a warm up or toning exercise and is considered the best of all yoga exercises as it stretches, compresses, arches and reinforces all the major muscles of the body, as well as the digestive and respiratory organs. It also helps develop flexibility, strength, balance, concentration and focus. Sun Salutation is a great way to synchronize your breath and can be practiced twice a day.

Benefits of Surya Namaskar

Improves the flexibility of the whole body.

Improves the cardio - respiratory endurance if done at a quick pace.

Very effective in weight - lose.

Opens the ‘ granthis’ ( the physical blockages in the body ) and makes it look younger, vibrant and glowing.

Improves the auto - immune system.

Balance all the vital plexus of our body from the mooladhar ( the root plexus ) to the brahamarandra ( the crown plexus ).

Caution - Those suffering form high blood pressure, stroke, weak heart, hernia and severe back problems should not do Surya Namaskar.

Source - Yoga Master Bharat Thakur

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