Surya Namaskara --> Sun Salutation

Physical benefits of Sun Salutations

Sun Salutations (there are 2 types of Sun Salutations in Ashtanga yoga) is a sequence of 12 yoga postures. In Ashtanga yoga Surya Namaskara A and B are done at the beginning of practice one after the other 3 or 5 times each.  If the sequences are done fast it is a good cardiovascular exercise. If they are done slowly the sequence helps to tone muscles and can become as a meditation tool. 

  • It strengthens the entire digestive system and cures constipation
  • Stimulates the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord and lower plexus
  • Energises the heart, normalises blood pressure 
  • Regulates the menstrual cycle and removes menstrual pains 
  • Will rid women of morning sickness and will make the pregnancy easier
  • Develops and expands lung capacity and prevents tuberculosis
  • Cleanses blood which means it improves the quality and circulation of the blood. 
  • Enhances the colour and function of the spleen by eliminating toxins through profuse sweating
  • Strengthens the posture from head to toe 
  • Will help lose excess fat
  • Improves the internal organ function and health
  • Gives you mental and physical equilibrium
  • Teaches you to concentrate and be disciplinned
  •  Will teach you how to deal with stressful situations in a more calm way and will eliminate unnecessary stress