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 and helps in weight loss.
Right Time for Surya Namaskar
If performed in the morning, it strengthens your body and calms your mind. You feel energetic throughout the day.
If performed in the evening, it helps you to unwind all the stress of the day.
Weight Loss: It provides excellent cardiovascular workout and helps in weight loss. Many postures stretch the abdominal muscles and reduce the belly fat. It also improves metabolism.
Muscles and Joints: It stretches and strengthens your muscles, joints, ligament as well as the skeletal system. It increases the spine Flexibility.
Skin: Surya Namaskar improves your blood circulation that brightens your face and prevents the onset of wrinkles, making your skin look ageless and radiant.
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.
Sleep: The Asanas of Surya Namaskar calm your mind, giving you a good night’s sleep.
Menstrual Cycle: This one is for ladies. Surya Namaskar is beneficial for women who are suffering from irregular menstrual cycles as it helps regulate it. It normalises the activity of the endocrine glands, especially the thyroid gland.
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.