No life on Earth without Sun.Sun Salutation ( SURYANAMASKAR) is A very ancient Technique of paying respect or
expressing gratitude to the Sun that is the source of all forms of Life on the Planet.
"All our Emotions get stored in the Solar Plexus,and it is the point from where one's gut feelings arise.The Size
Of the Solar Plexus is said to be that of a Gooseberry.However,for those who do Yogas andMeditation it becomes much
bigger- almost three to four times bigger than normal size.The more expanded your solar plexus the greater is your
mental stability and intuition"-Sri Sri Ravi Sankar of Art of Living.
The body( through Physical movement), The mind( through solar plexus)and the spirits ( through chants)get a boost
from Surya Namaskar.This is what the Art of Living Teachers practicing under the Guruji taught us.
Surya namaskar( Sun Salutation) is a set of 12 postures,preferably to be Performed early morning at the time of
sunrise.The regular practice of Sun Salutation has the following benefits if done systematically
1)Improves circulation of Blood throughout the body.
3)Helps one remains disease free.
This is because Sun Salutation helps to derive various benefits for the Heart,Liver,Intestine,Stomach,Chest,Throat
,Hands & Legs.
From head to toe of the human body is greatly benefitted by Sun Salutation which can be performed any time in
empty Stomach.But morning time is considered to be the best time being the time of Sunrise.Morning is the best time
to say Good Morning to the Sun.This is because the morning time RevitalizesThe body and refreshes the mind,making
us ready for all tasks of the day.When performed at fast pace,Sun salutation is the best cardiovascular workout
and also a good way to loose weight.
How sun salutation helps children?
First of all ,Sun Salutation helps children to improve concentration.Nowadays,there being stiff competition in
every field of Education,this could help children to boost endurance powerand to reduce the feelings of Anxiety
and Restlessness.This is especially so during their time of examinations.Regular practice gives strength and
vitality to the body.It is also the best workout for muscles and improoves flexibility for Spine and in
How sun salutation helps Women?
Sun salutation is a Blessing for health-conscious women because it can do what dieting can not do for months
together.It helps to lose extra calories and is an easy and inexpensive way to be in proper shape by stretching the
abdominal muscles naturally.some pauses of Sun salutations Helps to lose extra fat on bellyby stimulating Sluggish
glands like the thyroid to increase hormonal secretions.This has also an effect on weight loss.It is also said that
by regular practice of Surya namaskar can regulate irregular menstrual cycles among women and can also help an
easy childbirth.The added attraction for women by doing the Surya Namaskar is that it rings back the glow on the
face preventing onset of wrinkles making it ageless.
Finally,with regular practice of Surya Namaskar and meditation,the solar plexus increase from the size of an almond
to the size of a palm.The expansion of the Solar plexus,also known as the second brain,develops our intuitive
ability and makes us more clear and focussed.The contraction of Solar plexus ,on the other hnd,leads to depression
and negative tendencies.
Thus,the manyfold benefits of Surya Namaskar Helps keepbthe body healthy and the mind calm.
( curtesy: Teachings of Art of Living under Sri Sri Ravi Sankar)
19th June 2015