Benefits of Sun Salutation

Benefits of Sun Salutation

Surya Namaskar Surya means –sun, Namaskar- salutation. Surya Namaskar is a Yoga technique composed of 12 dynamic movements. The movements of back and forth from Sun Salutation stimulate not only all the joints of the body but also the organs and induce stretch and activate the major musculature of the body. One of the main benefits of this sequence is also the flexibility of the spine, from the base to the neck. Besides taking care of the heart and lungs, Surya Namaskar generates a complete treatment to the following systems: • Endocrine • Digestive • Circulatory • Nervous Also excellent recommendation for losing abdominal fat as physical stimulation, menopause, PMS, depression and diabetes. Contraindications and cautions: If you have any of the below, seek a qualified opinion before starting this practice. Severe back pain, slipped disc, high blood pressure, women with unstable menstrual cycle and if pregnant after six months. Practice is best if done first thing in the morning, if you want to do it in another schedule always important to be on a empty stomach. Follow your pace, resting if necessary and finish with shavasana (Corpse Pose). This chart illustrates the sequence as a display only, always seek the guidance of a yoga teacher to better understand the Asanas. If done incorrectly can cause more harm than good! 1. Pranamasana-Prayer Pose 2. Hasta Uttasana-Raised Arm Pose / Inhale 3. Hasta padasana-Hand to foot pose / Exhale 4. Ashwa Sanchalasana-Equestrian Pose / Inhale 5. Dandasana-Stick Pose / Stop 6. Ashtanga Namaskara-Salute with 8 points / Stop 7. Bhujangasana-Cobra Pose /Inhale 8. Parvatasana-Mountain Pose / Exhale 9. Ashwa Sanchalasana-Equestrian Pose / Inhale 10. Hasta padasana-Hand to foot pose / Exhale 11. Hasta Uttasana-Raised Arm Pose / Inhale 12. Tadasana

Mantras for each posture

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