As you may be aware by now Surya Namaskar is a sequence of 12 Yoga poses which are done in a continuous series of steps repeatedly. Practicing Surya namaskar has many advantages and in this article I will explain what are the benefits of surya namaskar practice.
Benefits of Surya Namaskar
Surya namaskar has positive effect both on physical and on emotional health. At the physical level it works on all the major muscles and tissues of the body from the top to bottom of the body. During this practice you also get workout on all the major joints. The initial rounds should be slowly done and those rounds warm up the body nicely and can prepare you for any other physical exercise which you may want to do afterwards. However if done for sufficient number of rounds you may not need any other exercise unless you want to meet some other atheletic goals.
For example many long distance runners in america now a days use around 10 to 15 minutes of Surya Namaskar to warm up and prevent injuries.
With regular practice it improves your stamina, muscle strenght and regulates the pulse rate. The lungs become more efficient and body will become more toned and in shape as the shoulder, arms, chest and legs become stronger and in great shape.
Those who are weak in disposition will also gain strength and it will increase your apetite. For those who remain constipated drink lot of water around 20 minutes before the practice and practice atleast 21 rounds to see benefit.
Surya namaskar practice is excellent exercise weight loss. You can read article on surya namaskar for weight loss for more information.
Surya Namaskar activates various glands in the body which improves metabolism and regulates proper functioning of the body. This leads to both emotional and physical well being. You become more confident since you gain health and emotionally you become stronger.
Benefits of Surya Namaskar for Men
For men Surya Namaskar helps in reducing the stress, improve their muscle tone and reduce weight. It also helps in improving stamina, sexual health and determination when done for few months. Men should practice surya namaskar fast if they want more improvements in muscle gain and improve their growth hormone production.
Benefits of Surya Namaskar for Women
One of the major difference it makes for ladies is on also on their overall physical strenght. Although it is underestimated but ladies should also have toned body so that they can remain healthy and disease free for long time. This practice is especially good after 6 months of child delivery as it can help in strenght regain and gradual loss of excess wieght.
One of the major benefits of Surya Namaskar is on skin. During the practice the blood circulation increases all over the body and the impurities are thrown out of the body along with sweat. It will cure many skin diseases and make the skin soft and glowing. Face will also have glow if you do it for atleast 6 months and regulate the amount of oily and very spicy food intake.
If kids practice Surya namaskar since the age of 8 or 9 years they would be taller and stronger and physically fit when they step into adulthood. Because of this state government of Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has started the practice of Surya Namaskar in schools.
I hope the above benefits should encourage many many people to start practice of Surya Namaskar on regular basis.