The life and energy are given by the Sun to the entire world. So, why not with Diya Yoga do a little sequence to honour the life nourisher and sustainer?
With this in mind, a series of 200 hour yoga teacher training in Goa course exercises were introduced in several yoga books with the name of Surya Namaskar, or sun salutations.
Yoga emphasizes that the human body needs to be healthy to carry out numerous other activities in the world. We achieve such good health through our food, thought processes, living in hygienic conditions, maintaining proper body postures and meditation.
How can one reap these amazing benefits on a daily basis? Starting the day with a sun salutation makes a great first step!
Improves digestion and promotes
Proper exercise and proper rest along with a balanced diet result in improved insulin sensitivity. Sun salutations stimulate the digestive tract by producing the right kind of digestive juices. Thus, you improve your metabolism, which helps you get rid of all toxins and burn all the extra calories.
Blood Circulation Enhancement
Throughout the Surya Namaskar sequence, the dynamic inhaling and exhalation process keeps the blood oxygenated and the lungs ventilated. The proper flow of fresh blood in the body is an excellent technique to cleanse the body of poisonous substances and carbon dioxide.
Tones muscles and improves flexibility
All the asanas carried out in Surya Namaskar focus on different muscle groups and nerve centers called Chakras. This helps you tone almost all your body parts including arms, abs, thighs, and butt. It also gives you more flexibility and improves your body posture.
Improves The Functioning of The Digestive System
Surya Namaskar improves the function of your digestive system by increasing blood flow to the stomach related tract, allowing the digestive organs to work more efficiently. The forward bend posture helps to expand the space in your abdomen, which aids in the release of trapped gases from your system.
Great cardio training and hormonal balance
Surya Namaskar gives your body a quick and nice workout. If done in a fast manner, it acts as a cardio workout for your abs, thighs, and butt. Improved blood circulation results in low cholesterol levels and improved heart health. Another benefit of proper blood circulation is a good hormonal balance. Keep in mind that blood is the carrier of our hormones, so, if it is working properly, they’ll reach all your organs without a problem.
Benefits In Weight Loss
When you practice the Surya Namaskar Series regularly and at a fast tempo, it strengthens your muscles and helps you lose weight around your stomach. The asanas strengthen the musculoskeletal system while toning the abs.
Increases energy and awareness levels
Along with asanas, the breathing pattern is also an important aspect of Surya Namaskar. This gives deep conscious relaxation to the body and mind. It helps to relax the mind and sharpen the senses. It increases your self-awareness, which increases your energy levels.
Helps in Detoxification
The lungs are completely ventilated and the blood is oxygenated due to the active breathing and exhalation process. This also aids in the detoxification of the body by removing carbon dioxide and other poisonous gases.
Reduces moods swings and brings more emotional stability
Deep breathing techniques with specific asanas provide great relaxation to the nerve cells or chakras. It can positively impact brain functioning. Specifically, it helps you balance between the right and left sides of the brain. This brings you more emotional stability and increases your creativity and mental capacity.
Glowing Skin and Luscious Hair
Surya Namaskar combines several yoga asanas to improve blood and oxygen flow, resulting in a youthful glow and a long, healthy mane even in old age. Surya namaskar promotes blood circulation, which helps to restore the glow on your face while also avoiding wrinkles and making your skin look younger and more vibrant.
Helps In Muscles and Joints Strength
Surya Namaskar is a great way to stretch and strengthen your muscles, joints, and tendons, as well as your skeletal system. The advancements may also aid in improving your spine’s adaptability. Your limbs become symmetrical as you practice the poses, which helps your internal important organs work better.
Solves Blood Pressure and Heart Problems
Surya Namaskar is a natural blood pressure treatment. Surya Namaskar strengthens the heart muscles and helps to repair irregular heartbeats. The practice also helps to maintain blood sugar levels under control, which helps to prevent heart problems.
Calming Your Body
Yoga postures have a relaxing impact on the brain when performed. Surya Namaskar poses like downward dog and cobra pose, on the other hand, gently stimulate the nerves, relieve anxiety, and strengthen the nervous system, all of which encourage positivity.
Activates The Heart
In the prayer stance, the hands are clasped together in front of the heart. This mudra activates the heart chakra and encourages the lotus heart to open up with attention, according to Yogic norms.
Unwinds the Mind and Body
Stress is not a phenomenon unfamiliar in modern day life. Owing to each individual’s part in the never ending rat race of a highly competitive world, there is a deep-seated unhappiness of the body and mind accompanied by the disturbing feeling of always hanging on the edge. While psychological manifestation of constant battling with stress can be an irritable demeanor, physically, it could be chronic pain or malignant diseases. The gently enlivening postures of Surya Namaskara are great for easing out muscles and skeletal frames frayed from overstrain and stress.
Getting out of the mat after Surya Namaskar can be especially invigorating for the intensive stretches and flexes all parts of the body receives through the varying degrees of inward folds and thoroughly angled bends both back and forth. It allows stiff joints to smoothen and the muscles to loosen and become more supple.
Calms the Nervous System
Sun Salutation poses are known to awaken the brain center and allay frayed nerves. A soothed nervous system guarantees sound working of the other parts of the body.