Introduction to Suryanamaskar – The Sun Salutation
The word Surya signifies sun. Namaskar represents the Hindu word for Namaste, altogether it means to bow, Salute, greeting or praise, It is pronounced as soor-yee-ah-nahma-skar or The Sun Salutation – Suryanamaskar
Benefits of Suryanamaskar – The Sun Salutation
- Surya Namaskar / Sun Salutation provides flexibility for the muscles.
- It also benefits ligaments, joints, and the bone (skeleton)system by improving body posture and balance.
- Suryanamaskar or Sun Salutation is beneficial for the heart and arouses the cardiovascular system by oxygenating fresh blood to the heart which could induce your heart healthy.
- SuryaNamaskar / Sun Salutation boost up your nervous system, digestive system. It also ahs great benefits of stimulating the lymphatic system.
- Sun Salutation Pose helps in benefiting the endocrine gland system of the body, helps in curing disorder of thyroid, parathyroid and pituitary glands, the adrenal gland, testes and ovaries.
- It also has great benefits of stimulating the lymphatic system.
- Suryanamaskar or Sun Salutation helps in relieving tension, stress and provide relaxation to body and mind.
- It provides overall fitness to the body.
- Suryanamaskar helps to reduce weight, tone body and energise the spirit.
Step for Suryanamaskar – The Sun Salutation
1. Stand straight facing toward sun with both the feet touching each other. Bring the hands together join your palm and place it near the heart.
2. Breath in and raise the arms in upward direction. Slowly bend your body backward, stretching arms above your head.
3. Breath out slowly bending in forward direction, touching the ground slowly until the hands are straight with the feet, make sure/ try that your head touches your knees.
4. Breath in and slowly move your right leg in backward direction away from the body in a wide back step. Keep the hands and feet tightly touched with the ground, with the left foot stuck between the hands. Raise your head slowly.
5. Whilst breathing out, get the left foot united with the right. Hold arms straight, Arouse or raise the hips and adjust the head with the arms, Taking shape of an upwards curve or arch
6. Breathe out and bring down the body to the base till the feet, stifles or knee, hands, thorax, and forehead are touched on the base or ground.
7. Breathe in and slowly bring up the head and bow backward as far as possible, bowing the Backbone to the supreme level.
8. At the time of breathing out, bring the left foot united with the right foot. Hold arms upright, arouse the hips and Adjust the head with the arms, making an upwardly Curve.
9. Breathe in and pull the right leg back apart from the body in a widely backward step. Hold the hands and feet securely on the ground, with the left foot between the hands. Arouse the head.
10. Breath out slowly bending in forward direction, try to touch the ground until and unless the hands are line up with the feet and head touching knees.
11. Breath out and hold your arms straight in upward direction. Slowly bend In backward direction, stretching your arms over the head.
12. Stand straight facing toward the direction of the sun with both feet united Bring the hands closer, join palm-to-palm, at the heart.