Be Young & Be Healthy : Surya Namaskar

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If you are in search of a daily workout which keeps you fit, agile and healthy, Suryanamaskar provides you the right option. The 12 yogic postures were conceived and practiced daily by the most ancient order of Indian monks as a tonic to stay healthy.

Surya Namaskar consists of a set of 12 powerful yoga asanas (postures) that activates all the glands in our body as well as provide a good cardiovascular workout. Literally translated to sun salutation, these postures are a good way to keep the body in shape and the mind calm and healthy.

Surya Namaskar is best done early morning on an empty stomach.

Each Sun Salutation round consists of two sets. These 12 yoga poses complete one set of Surya Namaskar. To complete the second half, you need to repeat the same sequence of postures, only moving the left leg instead of the right (in steps 4 and 9 given below). You might find several versions of doing Sun Salutation. However, it is best to stick to one particular sequence and practice it regularly for best results.

Besides good health, Surya Namaskar also provide an opportunity to express gratitude to the sun for sustaining life on this planet For the next 10 days start your day with a feeling of grace and gratitude towards the sun energy. Do 12 rounds of Sun Salutation, followed by other yoga poses and then rest deeply in Shavasana. You might just find that this could be your mantra to stay fit, happy and peaceful. A mantra whose effects last through the day

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