Surya Namaskar is a set of 12 postures, preferably to be done at the time of sunrise. The regular practice of Surya Namaskar improves circulation of blood throughout the body, maintains health, and helps one remain disease-free.
There are numerous benefits of Surya Namaskar for the heart, liver, intestine, stomach, chest, throat, legs. From head to toe, every part of the body is greatly benefitted by Surya Namaskar, which is why it is highly recommended by all yoga experts.
Postures act as a good link between warm-ups and asanas and can be done any time on an empty stomach. However, morning is considered to be the best time for Surya Namaskar as it revitalizes the body and refreshes the mind, making us ready to take on all tasks of the day. If done in the afternoon, it energizes the body instantly and if done at dusk, it helps you unwind. When done at a fast pace, Surya Namaskar is an excellent cardiovascular workout and a good way to lose weight.
Benefits for Children:
Surya Namaskar calms the mind and helps to improve concentration. Today, children should adopt Surya Namaskar in their daily schedule as it boosts endurance power and reduces the feeling of anxiety and restlessness, especially during exams. Regular practice of Surya Namaskar gives strength and vitality to the body. It is the best workout for muscles and improves flexibility in spine and in limbs.
Why Should Women Do Surya Namaskar?
It is said that Surya Namaskar can do what months of dieting cannot. Hence, it’s a blessing forhealth-conscious women as it not only helps lose extra calories, but it offers an easy and inexpensive way to be in proper shape by stretching the abdominal muscles naturally. Some of the Sun Salutation poses help lose extra fat on belly by stimulating sluggish glands like the thyroid gland (which has a big effect on our weight) to increase hormonal secretions.
Regularly practicing Surya Namaskar can regulate irregular menstrual cycles among women and also ensure an easy childbirth. Last but not the least; it helps in bringing back the glow on face, preventing onset of wrinkles and making it young and radiant.