Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Yoga Basics: Sun Salutation

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Sun Salutation Yoga has a good list of benefits that can be had from the Sun Salutation.
To list some of the benefits of Suryanamaskar:
  • Tones up the digestive system by the alternate stretching and compression of abdominal organs. It activates digestion and gets rid of constipation and dyspepsia.
  • Strengthens abdominal muscles.
  • Thoroughly ventilates the lungs, and oxygenates the blood.
  • Acts as detoxifying agent, by getting rid of enormous quantity of carbon dioxide and other toxic gases.
  • Tones up the nervous system and improves memory.
  • Promotes sleep and calms anxiety.
  • Normalizes the activity of the endocrine glands - especially the thyroid gland.
  • Refreshes the skin. Prevents Skin disorders.
  • Improves muscle flexibility.
  • In women, stimulates the breasts to help firmness normally. Restores any lost elasticity, through stimulation of glands and the strengthening of pectoral muscles.
  • Suppresses menstrual irregularity and assists in easy childbirth.
  • Prevents loss of hair and graying.
  • Helps reduce fat.
  • Reduces abnormal prominence of the Adam's apple.
  • Eliminates unpleasant smells from the body.
  • Lends grace and ease of movements to the body.
  • Revives and maintains the spirit of youthfulness.
  • Broadens chest and beautifies arms.
  • Makes the spine and waist flexible.
  • Produces health, strength, efficiency and longevity.

Yoga Basics: Sun Salutation A | LIVESTRONG.COM
The yoga Sun Salutation pose is a great way to start the day. Proper breathing is very important when executing this yoga pose. Learn yoga basics from a professional fitness trainer in this video on health and fitness.


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