We all know that with out sun there is no life on the earth. It is said that sun salutation or Surya namaskar is age old technique of giving respect and expressing thanks to the burning star. Ultimately sun is source of energy as well. In the history it is said by the ancient Rishi’s and Saints that different parts of body are rule by different devas. The solar Plexus (located behind the navel which is middle point of human body) also termed as second brain is said to be connected with the sun. This is the main reason why ancient saints recommends practice of Surya namaskar. If it becomes a daily practice it capable of enhancing solar plexus which increases ones creativity.
Why women should do Surya namaskar:
Surya namaskar or sun salutation is a combination of 12 yoga poses. These poses not only helps to reduce extra fat around the belly but it also let you get proper physic and shape naturally. By practicing Surya namaskar daily, no doubt one can burn 417 calories. Regular practice of Surya namaskar helps women regulate irregular menstrual cycles and helps at the time of child birth. In addition it helps in bringing a glow to face and can avoid wrinkles. It is recommended to perform Surya namaskar in the early morning during the sunrise in an open ground as it will benefit you a lot.
The following are 12 poses of Surya namaskar:
1. Pranamasana (Prayer pose):
Pranamasana is also called prayer pose. It is common and also simple one. You have to meet hands together touching your chest (in namaskar pose). By relaxing your entire body take a breath and exhale, try to focus on your breathe. This further helps to calm your mind to do remaining all asans.
2. Hasta uttanasana: ( Raised arm pose)
Hasta uttanasana is a raised arms pose. It means touching the biceps to your ears, try to lift your hands up and bend backward as much as you can. Its main purpose is to develop stretch ability and also backaches can be cured and at last strengthens spinal card.
3. Hasta padasana: (Hand to foot pose)
Standing forward bend. Now coming downwards try to touch the ground bending your back and keeping your legs straight forward. This mainly helps to strengthening back, abdominal muscles and also helpful for proper functioning of nervous system.
4. Ashwa Sanchalanasana: (Equestrian Pose)
This pose is done by inhaling, extend your left leg behind as far as you can. Now, fold your right knee and place it close towards the right part of chest. Now keep your hands on floor. Then looking up bend your neck slightly backward. The benefit of this posture is to provide physical benefits and helps to maintain flexibility in the legs.
5. Dandasana: (Staff pose)
This is stretching your legs behind bring your body in to a straight line. Then keeping it parallel to floor try putting all your weight on your arms and feet. This definitely used to tone your wrists legs and build arm muscles.
6. Ashtanga namaskar: (Eight Limbed pose, Caterpillar pose)
This pose is done by saluting with all your eight parts. Laying down on your abdominal part rest your chin, chest, hands, feet on the ground and raise your hips. This asana makes the chest muscles and hands strong.
7. Bhujangasana: (cobra pose)
Keep your elbows to the side of your body. Now try to Press your palms on to floor and try to lift your chest and head off the ground looking to upward direction. It helps to cure head ache and back pain.
8. Adho mukha svanasana: (Downward facing dog pose)
Try to elevate your hips up and keep your hands and feet to the floor. with this pose multiple benefits can be gained such as relief from stress, improved circulation and also avoid respiratory attacks etc.
9. Ashwa sanchalanasana: (Equestrian pose)
Try to repeat step 4 with the left leg.
10. Hasta padasana: (Hand to foot pose)
For this repeat step 3
11. Hasta uttanasana: ( Raised arms pose)
Repeat step -2
12. Pranamasana: (Prayer pose)
Repeat step – 1
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Just keep in mind that you cannot always control and rule outside but you can control and command inside. First health should be given priority. Do not forget to add this routine into your fitness schedule. Surya namaskar is the medicine for nearly every problem. Doing Surya namaskar everyday helps you to improve your physic and also in enhancing your peace thereby just relaxing your mind and heart. Thus we can know how helpful yoga and Surya namaskar is. Moreover, Surya namaskar is not just a one-day practice; it’s a lifelong commitment schedule which every one need to take up.