Today was the last day of my 30 day practice of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) and it is good to finish my goal. It has been a great journey for me and I am happy to have finished what I set out to do 30 days ago.
Today I finished the 21 sets in around 11 minutes. When I started this experiment 30 days ago it took me around 18 minutes and I was doing it in three sets. Now I am able to practice the entire 21 sets in one go and did not feel it was too tired. I am able to practice few other poses comfortably and that does not seems difficult for me.
I have lost around 8 pounds of weight in these 30 days and overall energy levels is really great though I was expecting the opposite. Which is really good. The body feel lighter and agile. The thinking pattern is very clear and I am more confident about myself and what I can achieve. I think personally for me more than the physical aspect I feel that the increased energy and confidence are major benefits. I am also able to notice how Surya Namaskar builds stamina and how much fitter I am in just a month.
I will like to recommend Surya Namaskar practice to all of you based on my experience and hope that more people include this in their routine.
People with obesity problem should practice Surya Namaskar regularly and it will definitely help them to lose weight in a healthy way and the effects will be long lasting compared to various shortcuts in the market. Usually obese people are weak in terms of both physical and mental strength and Surya Namaskar will help them in both these conditions.
I plan to write about the poses which consists Surya Namaskar. i have already posted articles on three of them and rest will follow soon. I will also be posting few posts on Surya Namaskar which will provide more insight and person experience on Surya Namaskar.
My next plan and challenge will be to finish 108 rounds of Surya Namaskar for a week and I will undertake that in near future.
How Many Surya Namaskar in a Day to Lose Weight
How many rounds of Surya namaskar practice should I do to to lose weight? This is a question which is asked by many people. Although there is no magic number for this but ideally if you very obese you should start with around 8 sets (16 rounds) practiced slowly. If you are just starting the practice and unfit then after each round take some rest for 5 to 10 seconds.
By the end of the first week you will have improved fitness and ideally shed some weight. From the second week increase 2 more sets every 3 to 4 days. Ideally around 12 to 16 sets are more than sufficient 21 sets can make you really fit and great stamina. Some people want to go ahead and practice more rounds, but that requires more time and depends on individual interest.
You can also mix the speed. In the initial 3 sets do it slowly. Then increase the speed little bit for the next 4 rounds. Then practice with even higher speed in the last remaining rounds.
You would observe that you body sweats a lot and you would lose weight and cloth size would begin to fall after the second week itself.
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