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The 5th Surya Namaskar Posture

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From this point onwards till the completion of the eighth Surya Namaskar posture, you’ll have to keep your feet in the same position.

Methodology The 5th Surya Namaskar

  • While carrying out the complete exhalation of position four, you’d be proceeding to this fifth posture.
  • Keeping intact the right leg, the vertical arms and the palm positions, stretch the bent left leg on the floor. Firmly rest it on the toes.
  • The knees must be above the ground while the legs must be straight and parallel to the floor.
  • Ensure that the extended left leg is in line with the left arm which is being kept straight during this change of position.
  • Remember that your feet will now remain in this position till the completion of the eighth Surya Namaskar posture.
  • The toes and palms should be pressed on the floor.
  • Now lift your body from the floor in such a way that it is an inclined state downwards from the shoulders to the toes.
  • Your toes and hands will be supporting the body’s weight.
  • The vertical arms and feet will have to be propped up.
  • The legs, thighs, the trunk and the head will now be in one line.
  • Keep the palm fingers pointed ahead.
  • Look at the floor.
  • Remain in this position. Maintain your balance.
  • As you remain comfortably in this posture, exhale completely.

Advantages

  • Your abdominal muscles are comfortably stretched.
  • This posture also improves your posture.
  • Simultaneously, your toes, feet, ankles, legs, back, shoulders, arms and the wrists are exercised.

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