​Surya namaskar : the attitude of gratitude

Saint Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says, “Yoga is not just exercise and asanas. It is the combination of emotional and spiritual altitude with a touch of spiritual element, which gives you a glimpse of something beyond all imaginations.” Scientists say that yoga covers the complete sense of way of living. Yoga is a physical activity which teaches all twists, turns and stretches in accordance of exhaling and inhaling. The most famous quote of Bhagawat Geeta explains the actual significance of yoga, “Yoga is the journey of self, through the self, to the self”. Yoga is termed as a superlative remedy to bring harmony and bliss in oneself. Yoga is a bustle which is present in India from prehistoric times. Holy books like Bhagawat geeta, Mahabharta, Ramayana etc have traces of yoga’s elucidation and writings. 

Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation is always been said as a general and broad yoga move which includes asana, pranayama, mantra and meditative awareness. It name itself suggests the meaning d the yoga pose. Surya Namaskar is an ancient physical practice of showing respect and gratitude towards the sun which makes surveillance possible on earth. The bodies physical moment, spiritual concept and solar plexus is controlled, governed and also been boosted by the practice of Surya Namaskar. Solar plexus are heavenly lights or heavenly impulses which are located just behind the navel area of a human body which is directly connected with sun. Ancient saints or rishis says that every part of a human body is ruled by different Devas ( solar plexus) due to which they recommends to have a daily practice of Surya Namaskra to have every body part to have proper functioning.

Surya Namaskar is a lay out of 12 yoga poses or postures which are asked to perform during sun rise. Surya Namaskar benefits all parts of body from head to toe due to which daily practice is recommended. As it comprises of 12 posses which effects whole body therefore it also said Surya Namaskar only can be acknowledged in place of all different yoga techniques. Surya Namaskar has abundant benefits as it improves blood circulation which helps heart, liver, stomach, intestine etc works properly and keeps a person disease free. Practicing Surya Namaskar in different time and different pace of practicing provides different benefits. Performing it in morning refreshes the body and the mind which makes a person ready to take all tasks of the day, if performed in afternoon it energizes the body instantly and if performed in evening helps a person to relax. Performing Surya Namaskar in slow pace helps to make the body flexible, if performed in medium pace helps to maintain the quality the muscles and if performed in fast pace it becomes an excellent cardiovascular exercises and helps in losing wait. Looking to its list of benefits this years old technique should be practiced daily to make this busy modern lifestyle to be a healthy lifestyle.
Neha Asawa.

Happy international yoga day readers!

Stay healthy take care of yourselves.

Try Indian heritage called yoga 

Keep scribbling neha 

Yours loving warrior


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