Sun salutations can energize and warm you, even on the darkest, coldest winter day.
Surya Namaskar also known as “the ultimate asana”, is an ancient ritual of twelve steps to warm up the body preparing it for yoga practice. It upholds a rich history as well as holistic benefits that befit both the body and mind.
Although Surya Namaskar is best to practice at sunrise as sun rays can help revitalize mentally and physically; it can be practiced at any time of the day and can be done at a variety of slow, medium, or fast paces.
In Sanskrit, Surya means Sun and Namaskar means greeting which is then “greeting to the sun”!
With the combined merge of the Western and Eastern systems, there are many studies and researches that are emerging to investigate the benefits of Surya Namaskar both physically and mentally.
Surya Namaskar possesses tremendous benefits both physically and mentally. The sun and its energy if extracted rightly benefit humankind.
Physically they are beneficial to cardiovascular health, improve blood circulation, stimulate rhythmic breathing process, and aid in weight loss. It increases body flexibility and muscle toning.
It sharpens the ability to focus, boosts self-confidence, and flourishes self-discipline. It pacifies the nervous system. Its consistent practice contributes to the management of anxiety, depression, and insomnia.