How to perform Surya Namaskar and How It Benefits Your Health
Surya namaskar(sun salutation) is a sign of showing gratitude to the sun. Surya Namaskar is a set of 12 yoga asanas which bring your mind, body, and breath together. When performed in the morning, it revitalizes your body & refreshes your mind, leave you feeling energetic throughout the day. The namaskar postures can help you unwind when performed them in the evening. Famous yoga expert Sunaina Rekhi says, ‘the cyclic movements of surya namaskar with its controlled breathing, back bends, forward bends, invigorating and calming postures, offers many health benefits.’
‘the cyclic movements of surya namaskar with its controlled breathing, forward bends, back bends, invigorating and calming postures allows many health benefits.’
1. Helps strengthen muscles and joints
Performing Surya Namaskar gives you a good way to stretch & strengthen your muscles, ligament, joints as well as the skeletal system. These actions can also help improve the flexibleness of your spine. So, when you perform the postures, your limbs become proportional helping your internal vital organs to function better.
2. Gives glowing skin
Surya namaskar also improves your blood circulation throughout your body that leads to bringing back the glow on your face and skin, preventing the onset of wrinkles, making your skin look ageless and radiant.
3. Help lose weight
Sunaina says, ‘when it is done at a fast pace, It can give you an best cardiovascular workout helping you to lose weight and fat.’ Surya Namaskar postures will help stretch your abdominal muscles while helping you drop pounds around your belly fat. Surya Namaskar exercises will also help in improving your metabolism.
4. Guaranteed a better functioning digestive system
The sun Salutation or Surya Namaskar will help in the smooth flow of your digestive system. These yoga postures will help improve the blood flow to your digestive tract resulting in better functioning of the intestines. Performing the forward bend pose will help to enhance your abdomen space which will aid in releasing the trapped gases from your system.
5. Helps cope with insomnia
Surya Namaskar helps a lot who are suffering from insomnia. You can develop your sleeping patterns by the practise of surya namaskar. Surya Namaskar asanas will help keep calm your mind, giving you a good night’s sleep. This will assure that you do not resort to drugs to give you a restful sleep.
6. Ensures regular menstrual cycle
Sun Salutation can also be useful for women who are suffering from irregular menstrual cycles as it helps regulate it. Regular exercise of the Surya Namaskar movements can also help in easy childbirth.
7. Keeps anxiety at bay
Surya Namaskar helps improve your memory & nervous system. It also helps calm you down and gets rid of stress and anxiety. It also normalizes the activity of the endocrine glands, especially the thyroid gland.
8. Helps detox
Due to the ongoing inhalation and exhalation process, the lungs are completely ventilated and the blood remains oxygenated. This also benefits in detoxifying one’s body by getting relieved of carbon dioxide and other toxic gases.
9. Brings down blood sugar levels
As per our specialist, the movements of the Surya namaskar also aid in bringing down your blood sugar levels & and help keep heart diseases at bay.
10. Corrects hormonal imbalance
Sun Salutation harmonizes the various endocrine glands thus helping to eliminate any irregularities of such glands, which further improve their blood flow.