5 Interesting Facts About Suryanamaskar
Since ancient times, Yoga has been considered a process of purification of mind, body and soul. Today, we aspire towards achieving a healthy body and are allured by its health benefits. One such exercise that can help us achieve this is ‘Surya Namaskar’. The act of Surya Namaskar in yoga is considered to be a full body workout and is extremely beneficial for weight loss. Cinefame health will brings you some amazing facts about this exercise.
- Combination of 12 asanas:Surya Namaskar is completed by performing 12 asanas, starting from Pranamasana and ending at the same. It is a blend of highly efficient postures like Hasta Uttanasana (Raised arm posture), Padahastasana (Hand-to-foot posture), Ashwa Sanchalanasana (Equestrian posture), Parvatasana (Mountain posture) and Ashtanga Namaskara (Salutation with eight limbs).
It works on your muscles, arms, shoulders, thighs, butts, back, stomach and lower abdomen. Each posture caters to multiple body parts and is especially considered to strengthen the core. Doesn’t that make it a complete workout?
- Be careful with postures:Although you have to be careful with every exercise you do but particularly in Yoga, you will have to take extra care. Make sure that the postures are correct else they won’t solve the purpose they serve and remember not to over stretch. According to Ayurvedic science , our body consists of 3 constitutions – Vita, Pitha and Kapha and the Surya Namaskar daily helps maintain balance between the three.
The posture stretches many muscles of the body all at the same time. If they aren’t done properly you might get injured.
- It tones your body: Surya Namaskar makes a great cardio-vascular exercise but did you know that it tones your muscles at the same time? The stretch during the asanas, stretch your muscles and you won’t have to do dumbles to get rid of flabby skin.
Especially positions like plank and lunges will strengthen the core system as well as tighten that extra skin. The sun salutation not just helps tone muscles but also prevents and cures blood pressure and palpitations. It is one such workout which is a combination of different asanas that help give you strength mental and physical.
- Burn more calories:You can burn more calories in lesser time by doing multiple sets of suryanamaskar. 30 minutes of Suryanamaskar can burn up to 420 calories. Amazing, isn’t it?
One of the main reasons for performing asanas is to bring balance between the feminine and masculine side in you. One becomes more aware of the breath and sensations in the body. So next time you don’t feel like going to gym, just find a ventilated room and do this. You can experience high dimensions of energy only when you strike the correct balance between mind and body.
- Numerous health benefits:This one exercise can also bring the following health aspects back on the track. It improves blood circulation, heals depression, digestion system, sleep cycle, thyroid, etc. Moreover it also charges five out of seven chakras of the body. These are the third eye chakra, throat chakra, heart chakra, solar plexus and hara chakra. They will help you in meditation and heal the body from within. The solar plexus, also known as the second brain, develops our intuitive ability and makes us more clear and focused.
Time for some inner healing!