Friday, January 28, 2011

Surya Namaskar

Experiencing the All-round Benefits of the Sun Salutation Yoga Pose (Surya Namaskar)
Surya namaskara is a series of twelve physical postures. These alternating backward and forward bending postures flex and stretch the spinal column through their maximum range giving a profound stretch to the whole body. Even Baba Ramdev suggested to do suryanamaskar.

Often, after a hard days work, we would just flop down on the couch * apparently * relaxing our bodies - but it is NOT so. The stagnant energies remain locked up and the organs remain de-oxygenated to a large extent.

Surya Namaskar has a deep effect in detoxifying the organs through copius oxygenation and has a deeper relaxing effect.

The above image shows the step by step procedure of Suryanamaskar...

To list some of the benefits of Suryanamaskar:

* Tones up the digestive system by the alternate stretching and compression of abdominal organs. It activates digestion and gets rid of constipation and dyspepsia.

*Strengthens abdominal muscles.

*Improves the vision

*Thoroughly ventilates the lungs, and oxygenates the blood.

*Acts as detoxifying agent, by getting rid of enormous quantity of carbon dioxide and other toxic gases.

*Tones up the nervous system and improves memory.

*Promotes sleep and calms anxiety.

*Normalizes the activity of the endocrine glands - especially the thyroid gland.

*Refreshes the skin. Prevents Skin disorders.

*Improves muscle flexibility.

*In women, stimulates the breasts to help firmness normally. Restores any lost elasticity, through stimulation of glands and the strengthening of pectoral muscles.

*Suppresses menstrual irregularity and assists in easy childbirth.

*Prevents loss of hair and graying.

*Helps reduce fat.

*Reduces abnormal prominence of the Adam's apple.

*Eliminates unpleasant smells from the body.

*Lends grace and ease of movements to the body.

*Revives and maintains the spirit of youthfulness.

*Broadens chest and beautifies arms.

*Makes the spine and waist flexible.

*Produces health, strength, efficiency and longevity.