Surya Namaskar: A Complete Health Guide for Recent Times from Ancient India

by | Jun 21, 2016 | Health & Fitness

Surya Namaskar or sun salutation is a way of saluting sun, the ultimate source of energy and life on earth. Our solar plexus or second brain which is located in the central part of the body, i.e. behind navel, is assumed to be connected to the sun. This rationale must be behind the gurus and rishis of ancient and current times who recommend Surya Namaskar regular practise to increase one’s creativity and intuitive abilities.

The 12 postures of Surya Namaskar are in sync with the sun’s cycles which run at twelve-and-a-quarter years. In addition to having the known health benefits, performing Surya Namaskar also makes your body ready to vibrate and breathe with the natural solar cycle.

According to Sathguru, young women are already in sync with the smallest natural cycle i.e. lunar cycle. Now if women do Surya Namaskar also every day, they will be synced to both solar and lunar cycles, and that gives a lot of energy.Probably that is why God gave the privilege to propagate the race to the women.

The 12 steps of Surya Namaskar are:

  1. Pranamasana or Prayer pose
  2. Hastauttanasana or Raised arms pose
  3. Hasta Padasana or Hand to foot pose
  4. Ashwasanchalanasana or Equestrian pose
  5. Dandasana or Stick pose
  6. Ashtanganamarkara or Salute with eight parts/points
  7. Bhujangasana or Cobra pose
  8. Parvatasana or Mountain pose
  9. Ashwasanchalanasana or Equestrian pose
  10. Hasta padasana or Hand to foot pose
  11. Hastauttanasana or Raised arms pose
  12. Tadasana

Some quick facts:

  • Twelve sets of Surya Namaskar is equivalent to 288 poses and can be done in only 12 minutes.
  • One round of Surya Namaskar can burn upto 14 calories for an average weighing person.
  • The sets can be increased up to 108 in a day.

Surya Namaskar is a complete exercise of body and soul. Including it in our daily routine can help us enjoy better life and be more productive.

One of the pillar of Turacoz Healthcare Solutions is our people and we always try to inculcate healthy habits and life style modifications to attain a comprehensive health, enjoy the life, and God’s creations. On this #InternationalYogaDay, Turacoz team pledges to inculcate healthy habits in their lifestyle and spread the awareness as a part of their corporate social responsibility.