Know The Benefits of Surya Namaskar
You will witness the benefits yourself right from Day-1. Perform them as recommended and see your body stiffness disappear. Our bodies remain stiff generally in the mornings. So, perform the 12
postures only in the morning hours. Once you complete the Surya Namaskars, your entire body will get invigorated and you’ll become active — ready to proceed with the day.
Where to perform
The Surya Namaskar are done in airy open spaces. Any room can also be used for the 12 postures provide they are not cramped and are not stuffy.
The Direction Matters
Always do the Surya Namaskar facing the East – so that you can offer the obeisance to the rising sun.
When to perform
The recommended time is sunrise. Never perform them during the day or in the night time.
What to wear
Don just the minimum of clothes. They should be made of cotton and absolutely light. Such bare accessories have two benefits: The skin can breathe. And, the body can absorb the sun’s rays.
Preparing for the postures
Finish the morning purges and bath. But, practise the Surya Namaskar only on an empty tummy! Remember to commence the 12 postures only after your body cools off following the bath.
Rhythm of the 12 postures
There is a definite rhythm in which the postures follow one another. Concentrate on the movements and the breathing sequences as you go through each of the postures.
Length of each position
Each position is to be held on to for roughly five seconds.
Avoid Strains & Jerks
Try not to exert your body while performing the postures. Avoid strains and jerks.
- Stop executing the movements if you experience pain in any portion of your body while performing any position.
- Slowly return to the starting position.
- Don’t execute them any further.
- You can then shift to the breathing asanas.
- Start the 12 postures the next morning.
You can bathe after 20 minutes. You can wipe off your sweat with a wet towel. After performing the 12th posture, do the Savasana to bring about total relaxation.