The Sanskrit word surya means sun. Namaskar is the Hindi word for Namaste, from the root nam, to bow. Namaskar means salutation, salute, greeting or praise.
Advantages of Surya Namaskar
The Surya Namaskar also called Sun Salutations Yoga Asana in english, exercises are ideal warm-up and conditioning exercises for the entire body and the mind. They prepare you to encounter the challenges of the head head-on.
The Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutations postures remove the psychosomatic tensions and help in calming down the mind.
The endocrine system is harmonized.
The heart and the lungs get energized due to controlled breathing.
The nerve points as well as the nervous system improve.
The spine gets stretched. It becomes supple. Spinal area pains and aches are relieved.
Spinal curve disorders and deviations get corrected.
Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation Yoga Poses stimulates the peristalsis and thereby helps in regulating bowel functioning.
Surya Namaskar yoga asana movements tone up the organs and limbs. The limbs become symmetrical while the internal vital organs become more functional.
The entire muscle system becomes stronger. That includes the muscles of the eyes, neck, shoulders, arms, hips and the legs.
You can cure ailments like sciatica, diabetes, blood pressure, mental tension, backache and indigestion among others.
The abdominal exercises relieve the abdominal viscera via the stretching and contracting movements of the abdominal area. The massages prove to be beneficial for the abdominal muscles as well.
Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation exercises are best for reducing abdominal flab. The fat in other parts of the body like the thighs and the waist also gets reduced.
The wrist joints in particular as well as the other joints get loosened. Mentionably, as you change the Surya Namaskar postures from 3 to 10, your body weight is supported mainly by the wrist joints. This makes them stronger as well.
Blood circulation improves to all the organs and parts of the body.