5 Reasons To Do Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar)

Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) is a series of twelve yoga poses that improves flexibility and mental focus. It is a good way to start the day because it awakens the mind and body. Below are five more reasons for adding the series to your day.

Strengthen Soul Connection 
Surya Namaskar means ‘greetings to the sun.’ In astrology, the sun sign is symbolic of the soul. Doing several rounds of Sun Salutation brings you closer to your inner being, which improves receiving guidance throughout the day. 

Stand Taller
Yoga uses the body’s weight as resistance. Sun Salutation reduces tension in joints, lengthens muscles, and strengthens bones, which aids in improving your posture.

Look & Feel Younger
Each pose requires an inhalation or exhalation before moving into it. Breathing deeply oxygenates the blood, which feeds skin, muscles, and organs. The result is feeling refreshed and energized.

Reduce Stress 
The spinal cord is the body’s communication super highway because it connects the brain to the body. Each movement in Sun Salutation coupled with deep breathing stimulates the spine and strengthens the central and peripheral nervous systems. This improves heart health, the digestive system, and enhances calm feelings. Highly beneficial for empaths and highly sensitive people.

Have A Gentler Spiritual Awakening 
The kundalini is the coiled energy at the base of the spine. When it awakens it moves up the spine and into the skull. A kundalini awakening is said to strengthen the relationship with your soul. This can be physically and emotionally painful for some. Daily yoga, pranayama, and meditation are the simplest ways of lessening discomfort. Doing one to three rounds of Sun Salutation is an alternative to a 30 – 45 minute yoga practice.

Sun Salutation is a staple in several yoga traditions like Sivananda and Hot 26 to warm up the body before moving onto a longer yoga practice. The series can be done alone to ensure that entire your being is nourished.

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