- Surya namaskar can help you have a young and radiant skin
- It can aid weight loss and improve flexibility
- It should ideally be done at sunrise or sunset
Surya namaskar benefits: Did you know that the sun salutations or surya namaskar is a full body workout that can tone you muscles and help you with weight loss? From Rujuta Diwekar to Shilpa Shetty Kundra, most health and fitness experts advocate doing surya namaskars every day. Surya namaskar is a combination of 12 yoga asanas, each of which targets different body parts. Each step needs to be synchronised with breathing in breathing out to reap maximum benefits from it.
Surya namaskar with variations: Learn how to do it
In one of her recent posts on Instagram, Kundra does surya namaskar with a certain variations. Being indoors, because of the ongoing lockdown, may end up making your body stiff. Doing surya namaskars is indeed a great way to give your body much-needed flexibility and toning, she says.
"To make it even more beneficial, I added a few variations. You can try it out too (if your body has no injuries and permits). It helps increase shoulder and core strength while improving back flexibility, stamina, and endurance. This one's also a high calorie-burning variation, so performing about 8 to 16 repetitions every alternate day will also help reduce fat and increase metabolism too," she writes.
Watch the video below to see how the variations in surya namaskar as performed by Kundra.
Being indoors for days on end can lead to the body stiffening up. One of the best ways to give your body the much-needed flexibility and toning, is through a few rounds of Surya Namaskaras . It's a complete workout. To make it even more beneficial, I added a few variations. You can try it out too (if your body has no injuries and permits). It helps increase shoulder-&-core strength while improving back flexibility, stamina, and endurance. This one's also a high calorie-burning variation, so performing about 8 to 16 repetitions every alternate day will also help reduce fat and increase metabolism too. Today, I'm grateful for the ability to share whatever knowledge I have with millions of people around the globe. Please do take care of your health and your families too. Stay indoors, stay safe. . @sairajyoga . . . . . #MondayMotivation #20DaysOfGratefulness #Day18 #SwasthRahoMastRaho #GetFit2020 #FitIndia #FitIndiaMovement #yoga #yogisofinstagram #SuryaNamaskara #stayhome #staysafe
For those who are unable to perform these variations, you can try doing the traditional surya namaskar. It includes the following:
1. Prayer pose
2. Raised arms pose
3. Hand to foot pose (Standing forward bends)
4. Equestrian pose
5. Stick pose
6. Saluting with eight parts
7. Cobra pose
8. Mountain pose (downward facing dog)
9. Equestrian pose
10. Hand to foot pose (Standing forward bends)
11. Raised arms pose
12. Prayer pose
Align each pose with breathing in and out. In the video below, nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar tells how surya namaskar is done.
Also read: The Many Health Benefits of Surya Namaskar
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