What is Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation?
Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation is the practice of paying respect to the sun. The sun is considered the ultimate source of life and energy. For centuries, people across civilizations have been offering prayers to the sun, out of which one practice is called the Surya Namaskar.
Benefits of Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation
The routine is characterized by 12 different yoga asana poses that not only pay gratitude to the sun but also bestows the one practicing it with several physical and mental health benefits. It is said that your body has several chakras through which life energy or prana is channelized to nourish you with good health. Practicing Surya Namaskar activates these chakras, enhances the size of it, letting prana flow through freely. Thus, strengthening different parts of your body and improving your mental and cognitive abilities. While one can practice it any time of the day, it is best to practice it during sunrise as this is the time when the sun helps revitalize your body and refresh your mind.