- Reduces stress
- Improves health and well-being
- More energy
- Strengthens immune system
- Reduces cholesterol levels
- Greater creativity
- Greater clarity of mind
- Improves sleep
- Enhances brain function
- Improves ability to manage challenging situations
- More ease, joy and harmony in personal and work relationships
- A deeper sense of community
- Increases awareness both of self and surroundings
- Improves patience
- Increases confidence and self-esteem
- Relieves depression and anxiety
- Relief from anxiety and depression (mild, moderate, and severe)
- Enhances yoga and meditation practices
- Experience a deep inner peace of mind
- Source: http://www.artofliving.org/in-en/sudarshan-kriya-benefits
How many rounds do you do?
Oh! and as many people asked, what is the best time to do Surya Namaskars?
Well, the best time is at Dawn when the Sun rises, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot do it in the evenings.
Start at a suitable time, get your body going, and then move to a morning time.. Howzat!
A lot of people have posted to write something about steps and collective information here 🙂
I found some useful information on the web, which I am consolidating here:
Surya Namaskara (IPA: [su:rjɐ nɐmɐskɐ:rɐ]; Sanskrit: सूर्य नमस्कार; IAST: Sūrya Namaskāra) also known in English as Sun Salutation (lit. “salute to the sun”) is a common sequence of asanas. Its origins lie in a worship of Surya, the Hindu solar deity. This sequence of movements and asanas can be practised on varying levels of awareness, ranging from that of physical exercise in various styles, to a complete sadhana which incorporates asana, pranayama, mantra and chakra meditation. It is often the beginning vinyasa within a longer yoga series. Sūrya Namaskāra may also refer to other styles of “Salutations to the Sun”.
Here is a video to demonstrate Surya Namaskar’s:
The Breath cycle is important during each asana in Surya Namaskar
|4||Aekpaadprasarnaasana (one foot back, lift head, hands often on earth )||inhale|
|5||Adho Mukha Svanasana||exhale|
|8||Adho Mukha Svanasana||exhale|
|9||Ashwa Sanchalanasana (opposite foot forward from 4, hands often on earth )||inhale|
Balancing of Each Chakra has an immediate and direct effect on the concerned area in our lives.
More coming on them – Stay tuned!
Meanwhile, enjoy doing your Sun Salutations 🙂