Surya namaskar or sun salutation is a gesture of showing gratitude to the sun. It is a set of 12 yoga asanas which bring your body, breath and mind together.
If It is performed in the morning:
It strengthen your body and Calm your mind, Feel energetic throughout the day.
If it is performed in the evening:
It Helps you to unwind all the stress of the day.
Benefits of Surya namaskar:
.It gives excellent cardiovascular workout helping you to lose weight. Many Postures Stretches the abdominal muscles help to reduce the belly fat. . It improves the Metabolism.
Helps strengthen muscles and joints
It stretch and strengthen your muscles, joints, ligament, as well as the skeletal system. It increases the spine Flexibility.
- Gives glowing skin
It improves your blood circulation which glow your face, preventing the onset of wrinkles, making your skin look ageless and radiant.
- Ensures a better functioning digestive system
It increases the blood flow to the digestive tract resulting in better functioning of the intestines. The forward bend pose will help increase the abdomen space which will aid in releasing the trapped gases from your system.
- Helps cope with insomnia
The asanas of suryanamaskar will help calm your mind, giving you a good night’s sleep.
- Ensures regular menstrual cycle
Surya Namaskar can also be beneficial for women who are suffering from irregular menstrual cycles as it helps regulate it. It normalizes the activity of the endocrine glands, especially the thyroid gland.
- Helps Detox
Due to the active inhalation and exhalation process, the lungs are thoroughly ventilated and the blood remains oxygenated. This also helps in detoxifying one’s body by getting rid of carbon dioxide and other toxic gases.