Surya Namaskar: Steps And Benefits

The Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskar, is a dynamic series of 12 yoga poses that are executed in a flowing fashion, each in sync with the breath. Starting in the prayer pose (Pranamasana), the sequence moves through the following poses: Hasta Uttanasana (Raised Arms Pose), Padahastasana (Hand to Foot Pose), Ashwa Sanchalanasana (Equestrian Pose), Dandasana (Stick Pose), Ashtanga Namaskara (Salute with Eight Parts), Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), and Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Dog Pose). Finally, the sequence reverses. Regularly performing Surya Namaskar improves digestion, strengthens muscles, increases flexibility, and fosters mental clarity and relaxation, which lowers stress and improves general wellness. It also improves cardiovascular health.The Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskar, is a dynamic series of 12 yoga poses that are executed in a flowing fashion, each in sync with the breath. Starting in Pranamasana (Prayer Pose), the sequence moves through Hasta