What is surya namaskar and Benefits of surya namaskar
1.What is Surya Namaskar:
Surya Namaskar is such a yoga process, by practicing which the whole body parts, cells, muscles get benefited and at the same time keeps the whole body energetic. Surya Namaskar is a Sanskrit name where Surya means sun and Namaskar means ‘Salute’.
In yoga, the sun is represented by the pingala or surya nadi, which bestows the life force. Surya Namaskar has a direct effect on the solar energy of the body which flows through the Pingala Nadi.
Regular practice of Surya Namaskar regulates the Pingala Nadi. Surya Namaskar is an effective way to loosen, stretch, massage and tone all the joints, muscles and internal organs of the body. Today we will learn about the method, benefits and precautions of Surya Namaskar here.
surya namaskar postures
Surya namaskar has 12 steps or 12 poses also called as 12 asanas.
1. Prayer Pose
2. Hasta Uttanasana (Raised Arms Pose)
4. Ashwa Sanchalanasana
5. Mountain Pose
6. Ashtanga Namaskara
7. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
9. Equestrian Pose (Ashwa Sanchalanasana)
10. Padahastasana (Hand To Foot Pose)
11. Hasta Uttanasana (Raised Arms Pose)
12. Prayer Pose
Surya namaskar should be avoided in:-
- high blood pressure
- coronary artery disease
- intestinal tuberculosis
- onset of menstruation
2.Benefits of surya namaskar
There are many benefits of surya namaskar which are discussed here.
1.Surya Namaskar is very beneficial for beautiful, healthy and glowing skin. Surya Namaskar is an effective yoga process to get beautiful and fair skin. Surya Namaskar remove a large amount of waste products through the skin thereby preventing pimples and boils.
2.There are several yoga poses in Surya Namaskar that increase blood circulation in the scalp area. Yoga exercises like Parvatasana, Padahastasana increase the blood supply to the head region as well as massage the scalp, which is beneficial in the prevention of hair fall and graying of hair.
3.Surya Namaskar is an effective procedure to reduce body weight. It is good for reducing belly fat and for flat stomach. All the yoga poses in this module provide adequate stretching, twisting and compressing of the entire body and thus are a useful for weight loss. Surya Namaskar is a wonderful exercise for those who are trying hard for weight loss.
4.practice of Surya Namaskar provides a better massage to the digestive system and increases its work efficiently. Regular practice of Surya Namaskar helps to prevent many diseases and disorders of the alimentary canal. It stimulates intestinal peristalsis and removes waste products from the body.
5.It is also beneficial for the kidneys, increases blood supply as well as speeds up the circulation of blood throughout the body. Its regular practice encourages the kidneys to work efficiently.
6.Surya Namaskar has great effect whole circulatory system and the heart. It is good for removing waste products from the body and ensures efficient human heart function. Helps in getting fresh oxygen and nutrients to all the cells and tissues of the body.
7.Practicing this module helps in optimum utilization of the lung space and respiratory system. It properly dilates and contracts the air sacs or alveoli of the lungs, prevents the build-up of germs and prevents many diseases of the respiratory system.
8.Surya Namaskar helps to remove any irregularities of the various endocrine glands
Determines efficient functioning of organs and muscles while providing better health of nerves. Surya Namaskar tones all these muscles and nerves and activates all the brain centers.
9.It activates all the muscles of the body and provides intense stretch to the entire body. The relaxation and contraction of muscles helps in the redirection of impure blood to the kidneys and lungs.
So there are so many benefits of surya namaskar.