Tuesday, February 16, 2021

SURYA NAMASKAR

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Surya namaskar also known as Sun Salutation and it is a combination of twelve yoga posture together in a cycle. Surya namaskar not only provide a good cardiovascular workout but is also known for giving immensely positive impact on the individual body and mind.

Surya namaskar should be done in the morning with an empty stomach. Each round of Surya namaskar consists of two sets and in each set there are 12 yoga poses. There are various version of Surya namaskar but person should stick to a particular version only.

Surya namaskar not only provide good health beside that it also provide opportunity to individual to express gratitude to the all mighty sun for sustaining life on the earth.

BENEFITS OF SURYA NAMASKAR

·       It maintains our cardiovascular health.

·       Help in stimulating our nervous system.

·       It stretch, relax and tones our body muscles.

·       It also helps in weight loosing.

·       Improve our immune system.

·       Work on cognitive functions.

·       Help in improving health.

·       Give strength to body.

·       Help in relaxing of mind.

Pranamasana (prayer pose): Stand erect keeps your feet together and keeps the body weight equally on both the feet in order to balance your body. Now slowly expand your chest and try to relax your shoulders. While inhaling lift your arms up on the side and while you exhale put your palms together in front of the chest as you do while praying.

Hastauttanasana (raised arms pose): While breathing in slowly lift your arms upward and backward, put your biceps near to your ears. In these postures try to stretch your whole body upward from the heels to the finger tips.

Hastapadasana (standing forward bend): Now while breathing out bend forward from your waist and keep the spine erect. When you exhale completely bring your hands down on the floor on the side of your feet.

Ashwa sanchalanasana (equestrian pose): Now by breathing in push your right leg backward as far as you can. Now keep the right knee to the floor and look upward. Make sure your left leg is between both your palms.

Dandasana (stick pose): While breathing slowly put your left leg back and make your whole body look in a straight line. Keep your arms to 90 degree to the floor.

Ashtanga namaskara (salute with eight parts): Now bring your knees downward on the floor and exhale. Slightly take hips back, slide forward and make your chest and chin rest on the floor. Slightly raise your posterior. You will notice that your two hands, two feet, two knees, your chest and chin rest on the floor in total eight parts touches the floor.

Bhujangasana (cobra pose): Slide your body in forward direction and slowly raise your chest upward into the cobra pose. Keep your elbows bent with your shoulders away from your ears. Look upward while doing this posture. Stretch your body slightly.

Adho mukha svanasna (downward facing dog pose): While exhaling, slowly lift your hips and the tailbone up to bring the body making a V- shape with your body. Make your hand and feet touch the floor and whole body in air.

Ashwa sanchalanasana (equestrian pose): Now keep breathing in and bring your right foot between your two hands in forward direction. Put your left knee on the ground. Look upward and press your hips downward.

Hastapadasana (standing forward bend): Now while breathing out bend forward from your waist and keep the spine erect. When you exhale completely bring your hands down on the floor on the side of your feet.

Hastauttanasana (raised arms pose): While breathing in slowly lift your arms upward and backward, put your biceps near to your ears. In these postures try to stretch your whole body upward from the heels to the finger tips.

Tad asana (mountain pose): While exhaling, straighten your body and bring your arms downward. Relax in that position and notice the body sensations.

DRAWBACKS

·       While doing this asana or posture makes sure your neck should not over float your arms because this can lead to serious neck injuries.

·       Do not bend randomly or do not stretch your body with extra force as this can lead to muscles pain or body pain.

·       Do not expose to extra sun heat because that can cause skin problem and rashes.

·       Do this posture with proper guidance because wrong posture can make your body cause pain or other body deformities.

This twelve yoga posture comprises Surya namaskar. The best and ideal time for doing Surya namaskar is early in the morning facing the sunrise.

Surya namaskar should be done on daily bases as it not only helps your body to relax but also give relaxation to your mind. Surya namaskar is a complete set of yoga posture which focuses on every body part and also stretches your every part of the body. It also helps people to deal with tension, stress and anxiety. People facing problem like depression should also practice Surya namaskar as it help them to deal with their emotions. Not only mentally but it also help you physically by protecting you from diseases as it provide immunity to your body and also help in cardiovascular health.

Surya namaskar provide body relaxation, mental peace, make you feel refreshed and energetic, remove negativity, help in better sleep and also boost your metabolism and bring joy and awareness to your life.

Surya namaskar is considered the ultimate asana as it involves all the types of exercise like breathing, stretching etc. Doing this every day will also help you in weight reduction. 

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