Whether we know how to do yoga or not, but there's an asana that we all are very familiar with and heard about a million times and that is Surya Namaskar. Surya Namaskar or sun salutation is one of the most popular yoga exercises that is known to be very effective in burning calories, aiding weight loss, improving flexibility and boosting overall health. In fact, it's often said that Surya Namaskar, which is a set of 12 yoga poses, is all you need to do regularly to stay fit. For those trying to keep up their fitness routine during this Covid-19 lockdown, it could probably be the best time to practise yoga and master Surya Namaskar.
Nupur Biswas, Yoga Coach on board Tata Sampann, says, "In addition to a Sarvagunn Sampann diet during this lockdown, the best way to beat the lockdown blues is by practising yoga. Practicing yoga daily offers a holistic wellness approach by nourishing our body, mind and soul. It contributes to maximising strength, agility and endurance especially during this low activity lockdown period. With our changed quarantine lifestyle, an hour of yoga in the morning along with breathing exercises and Surya Namaskar is the best way to start the day energetically and beat the lockdown."
How To Master Surya Namaskar
Nupur Biswas emphasises that the most important things to keep in mind for visible results while trying to beat the lockdown blues are:
1. Concentrate on your breathing
While practicing yoga, concentrating on your breathing is the most important element. Keep it slow, smooth, and as calm as possible because the calmer your breath is, the calmer your mind will be.
2. Make Surya Namaskar a constant
Make Surya Namaskar a consistent routine since it not only keeps you fit and helps in weight loss but also brings about a rare mental tranquility and positive vibrations.
3. Alignment is crucial
To master the 12 poses, you need to focus on alignment while practicing the postures. This is because any slight misalignment can lead to injuries.
Integrating these basic tips while doing yoga will be beneficial to you, not only to beat the lockdown but even post that.
Step-By-Step Guide To Surya Namaskar
Here's how to master all the 12 asanas of Surya Namaskar:
Now that you know all the asanas, are you up for #SuryaNamaskarChallenge ?