The Surya Namaskar Asana, also known as the Sun Salutation is a combination of 12 postures and each posture provides its unique benefits. The essence of this asana is salutation of the Sun god, which is said to be the power source of all the energy in this world. This asana becomes very important due to the valuable part it plays with our lives. The composition of these poses in their own different way helps in creating a fit and fine body for you.
In a gym, a cardio workout would include aerobics, skipping, running, jogging or cycling. By practising Surya Namaskar you will be able to derive all the benefits you try to obtain by going to the gym. One major advantage is your yoga pose will be far less expensive than the gym membership fees.
Surya Namaskar flexes your body by providing one of the greatest massages to your each and every curve in your body. In the process of internal massaging it also works out externally. Your body becomes the incubation ground for generating a power source to your body. It also helps in the purification process of your body.
It is very beneficial to the heart as it tones it immensely, helping the cardiac muscles and arteries. Every step of this asana turns out to be one beautiful gift for your body. The synchronized way of breathing helps you to push out those toxins which are harmful for your body. The 12 poses have to be done in a specific manner. It includes a process of inhaling and exhaling which has to be followed strictly. Along with the poses you can chant some of the Mantras which may help to create synergy in your body.
The meditating mind creates awareness about the existence of the world. Your mind overflows with confidence which you be lacking for a very long time. The mind and body works together to help your soul to lighten up, which is very easily shown on your radiating face.
This exercise is not only about being physically fit but about creating an understanding about the inner chakras. It is the concentration level which helps this pose to attain its success. The particular mantra which is chanted along with the pose helps in creating that sense of concentration.
We described the Sun Salutation in an earlier article and tomorrow we’ll elaborate more on each pose.