International Yoga Day 2021: How To Do Surya Namaskar Or The Sun Salutation And Its Benefits

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International Yoga Day 2021: How To Do Surya Namaskar Or The Sun Salutation And Its Benefits

Just a day away from International Yoga Day 2021 and people have already started talking about the importance of yogasanas and pranayamas. Not only that, but many celebrities are also sharing their inspirational fitness story on social media. It turned out that everyone’s favorite yogasana is none other than the surya namaskar or the sun salutation. Done with respect, this particular yoga asana is helpful in keeping you fit and healthy and keeping you away from all kinds of illnesses. Not only that, but yoga guru Swami Ramdev revealed that doing surya namaskar 24 times a day can help you burn around 400 calories. It releases stress from your body but also relaxes your mind. However, one must ensure that they perform the 12 asanas in a perfect posture.

Yoga postures included in Surya namaskar

Step 1: Prayer Pose (Pranamasana)

Step 2: Raised Arms Pose (Hastottanasana)

Step 3: Standing Forward Bend (Hasta Padasana)
Step 4: Equestrian posture (Ashwa Sanchalanasana)
Step 5: Staff Pose (Dandasana)
Step 6: Hail with Eight Parts (Ashtanga Namaskar)
Step 7: Cobra pose (Bhujangasana)
Step 8: Downward Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
Step 9: Equestrian Posture (Ashwa Sanchalanasana)
Step 10: Hand to foot pose (Hasta Padasana)
Step 11: Raised Arm Pose (Hasta Uttanasana)
Step 12: Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

Benefits of Surya Namaskar:

  • According to Swami Ramdev, you will stay away from all kinds of illnesses by doing Surya Namaskar.
  • Regular practice of Surya Namaskar improves the digestive system and heals stomach related issues such as constipation and indigestion.
  • This asana helps the body to inhale more oxygen and release toxins from the body.
  • It helps relieve stress by keeping your mind calm.
  • Regular practice of Surya Namaskar will make your body supple.
  • This asana strengthens your spinal cord and helps you get rid of all bone related issues.
  • You can lose weight by doing Surya Namaskar regularly.
  • This yoga asana keeps you young and makes your heart and lungs healthy.


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