What are the benefits of Surya Namaskar?

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.

  • Help lose weight
  • Helps strengthen muscles and joints
  • Gives glowing skin
  • Ensures a better functioning digestive system
  • Helps cope with insomnia
  • Helps cope with insomnia
  • Brings down blood sugar levels
  • Keeps anxiety at bay
  • Helps detox

Benefits Of Each Posture

1. Pranamasana

Also known as the mountain pose, this is the first and last posture of the Surya Namaskar. This asana focuses on the lower part of the body. It strengthens the thighs, knees, and ankles, and firms up the abdomen and buttocks.

2. Hasta Uttanasana

This asana involves a slight arching of the back, which is a great exercise for the shoulder, spine, ribs, and back muscles. The lower back will become more supple as abdominal muscles are strengthened.

3. Padahastasana(Hastapadasana)

The standing forward bend is especially useful in stretching all the limbs and rear muscles of the body while strengthening the hamstring and the sciatic nerve. Like the previous asana, it makes the spine supple and tones the abdominal organs.

4. Ekapaadaprasarnaasana

Also known as the equestrian posture or lunge, this asana stretches the groin, quadriceps, legs, and hips, while strengthening the back. It also helps open the chest and can improve symptoms of indigestion, constipation, and sciatica.

5. Adho Mukha Svanasana

Popularly known as the downward-facing dog, this asana stretches the shoulders, hands, hamstrings, calves, and arches of the feet, while strengthening the arms, legs, and ankles. It is great for reducing stiffness in the shoulder blades and arthritis in the shoulder joints, relieving pain in the heels, and softening calcaneal spurs.

6. Ashtanga Namaskara

With the knees, chest, and chin on the floor, this posture actually works the entire body, from the muscles of the neck to the shoulders, upper arms, forearms, back, and abdomen. It especially strengthens joints in the legs and arms, particularly the wrists

7. Bhujangasana

Popularly known as the serpent or cobra pose, this is perhaps one of the most beneficial asanas of the Surya Namaskar series. In Hindu mythology, the serpent is considered sacred and symbolizes individual subtle force, intuition, and wisdom. It is said that by practicing this posture, the specific qualities of the serpent can be realized – including its divine essence.

How much should a person do it on daily basis for a better result?

As much as you can. Start with 3, increase 1/day.

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