Surya namaskar was traditionally performed in the morning to greet
the new day and to become aware of the spiritual power within
themselves, which is also reflected in the physical universe.
It has series of twelve postures practiced with breath
synchronisation, often practiced in sets of five. The sequence could
be a complete practice in itself or can prepare you for longer asana
Surya namaskar sequence has alternating forward and backward
bending postures which flex and stretch the spinal column through
their maximum range giving efficient and effective stretch to the
Suryanamaskar connects your body and the mind with your breath
and allows us to open our hearts abilities to love, and feel gratitude,
by bowing to the sun with devotion for maintaining and nourishing
the life on earth.
Some of the benefits of Sun salutation
* Tones up the digestive system by the alternate stretching and
compression of abdominal organs. It activates digestion and
helps in constipation and indigestion.
* Strengthens the muscles of the body including the abdominal
muscles and also increases the muscle flexibility
* Ventilates the lungs and oxygenates the blood
* Tones up the nervous system and improves memory
* It quietens the chatter of the mind
* Promotes sleep and calms anxiety
* Helps reduce excess body fat
* In women, increases the firmness of their breast and helps in
* Lends grace and ease of movements to the body.
* Bestows health, strength and longevity.