All You Need To Know About Surya Namaskar And It’s Benefits

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Surya namaskarSurya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) is an ancient technique in which we express gratitude towards the sun, the sun which gives us the source of all forms of life on the house, we express gratitude in the form of yoga.

Surya namaskar form an incredible link between the warming up poses and the instense yoga asanas, constitute of 12 different postures.The sun is a good source of energy as well, it also helps our body to soak sun rays, and this rays are rich source of vitamins D and helps to strengthen our bones and clears vision.

Surya namaskar or sun salutations apart from improving your posture also give a work out to your full body which help to reduce fat.More than 400 calories burns in surya namaskar in 30 minute which is more than running, cycling and any sports playing.

The ancient yogis and gurus say that each part of the body is governed by different devas. 12 sets of asans or poses involves in surya namaskar.The solar plexus also known as second brain of the body, which is located behind the naval is enhance by practicing surya namaskar which increases creativity and abilities.

Poses Of Surya Namaskar

Here are the 12 poses of surya namaskar-

 Pranamasana 

Stand straight and erect in such a way that your face is in the direction of the sun. Both feet should be touching each other. In this we bring our two palms closer together to our chest, greeting sun by joining both palms.

Hastauttanasana
Take a deep breath and raise your hand in upward direction.

Padahastasana
Now breathe out slowly and bend forward. Hands should be lined with your feet and head touching your knees.

Ashwa Sanchalanasana
Inhale slowly and extend the right leg back and drop the knee to the ground. Now bend your left knee and your hand should be firm on the ground.

Parvatasana
During exhaling bring the right leg back to join the left leg. Raise your buttocks upwards forming triangle.

Ashtanga Namaskar
Hold your breath now until your feet, hands, chest and forehead touch the ground.

Bhujangasana
While taking inhalation, raise your head towards the upper direction, and turn backward, as much as your ability to bend. It is called bhujagasana pose.

Parvatasana
Now exhale slowly and make upward arc as shown in fig.

Ashwa Sanchalanasana
Inhale slowly and extend the right leg back and drop the knee to the ground. Bend your left knee now and keep your hands firm with the ground.

Padahastasana
 Now breathe out slowly and bend forward. Hands should be lined with your feet and head touching your knees.

Hastauttanasana
Take a deep breath and raise your hand in upward direction.

Pranamasana
Stand straight and erect in such a way that your face is in the direction of the sun. Both feet should be touching each other. Bring your hands close to your chest by touching palm to palm called Namaskar ( Salutation).

These were the 12 posture which fulfills the Surya Namaskar Yoga. Let’s see about the benefits of Surya Namaskar.

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