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Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) Benefits

Updated: Apr 11, 2023

My yoga classes in Stafford always include several rounds of Sun Salutation. Why? The Sun Salutation posture offers a wide range of benefits, let’s see the key ones:

  1. Helps in losing weight

  2. Balances the body & mind

  3. Improves blood circulation

  4. Improves digestive system

  5. Just about works on every part of your body

  6. Strengthens the heart

  7. Stimulates abdominal muscles, respiratory system, lymphatic system, spinal nerves, and other internal organs

  8. Tones the spine, neck, shoulder, arms, hands, wrist, back, and leg muscles, thereby promoting overall flexibility

  9. Psychologically, it regulates the interconnectedness of body, breath, and mind

  10. Makes one calmer and boosts energy levels with sharpened awareness

  11. Reduces stress levels

  12. When done with breath awareness, can become a meditation in itself

  13. Is a great way to wake up the body, 1st thing in the morning

  14. Is a great way to calm the body, after a day's work or when you need to destress

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