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10 reasons why Surya Namaskar is good for you

November 11, 2015 10:52 IST
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Did you know that practicing Surya Namaskar daily can make you look younger?

Fitness is not only about refining the body, but also reviving the soul.

A healthy body and mind is the best fashion statement... and to achieve this, you should indulge in Sun salutation, popularly known as 'Surya Namaskar' every morning.

It is a versatile Yoga posture that has, in recent times, gained popularity among fitness enthusiasts.

Surya Namaskar is considered as a highly beneficial exercise for the body and the mind and most celebrities swear by it.

We take a look at 10 awesome benefits of practicing this popular exercise every morning.

1. Shed those extra kilos

First and foremost Surya Namaskar helps you keep your weight in check.

It sheds the extra kilos to keep your body toned and fit.

With just one round of Surya Namaskar, you lose close to 13.9 calories!

2. Improves digestion

Due to stretching and compressing, your digestive system is strengthened and you can bid goodbye to indigestion and dyspepsia forever.

Think of that!

3. Cleanses your breathing organs

One of the biggest benefits is that, due to the rhythmic breathing the exercise involves, it cleanses your breathing tract and lungs.

It also detoxifies your body, helping you to get rid of harmful gases that might have entered your system.

4. Strengthens your back

Recurring backache is often caused by lack of movement of the muscles and joints.

By making you stretch and bend, Surya Namaskar keeps your joints and spine in good condition.

It also strengthens the overall skeletal system.

5. Makes you look younger

As cliched as that sounds Surya Namaskar actually does this... how?

By increasing and maintaining healthy blood flow in the body.

It brings glow to your skin and also helps prevent wrinkles for a long time.

6. Childbirth goes easy on you

Girls, irrespective of the faith you belong to, this exercise will help you strengthen your immune system and regularize periods.

It also has a positive effect on childbirth and keeps complications at bay.

7. Gives you a 'Goodnight'

Surya Namaskar helps you get your proper quota of sleep everyday and keeps anxiety at a distance.

When your body stays strong, you tend to keep away from bodily and mental dysfunctions.

8. Tones your look

Surya Namaskar broadens your chest and makes your waist flexible on the whole, making you an easy mover and also helps you look fit!

9. Easy to remember stuff

You can also improve your neural system by practising Surya Namaskar... and it also helps in improving your memory.

That means you will not forget that easily and retrieval of memories will also be bettered.

10. Suits your pace

Now-a-days, it's difficult for most working people to follow an exhaustive exercise routine.

Surya Namaskar fits the demand and helps you fit the regime within the restricted time frame by choosing the number of namaskars you want to or can do.

It's a slick routine that is fast, yet effective.

Lead image used for representational purposes only. Image: Mikaku/Creative Commons

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