Monthly Archives: December 2017
Complex “Surya Namaskar” – Salutation to the Sun (part 4)
Muscles and skeleton: Surya Namaskar trains all the major muscles and joints of the body. The muscles contract and stretch, and all the contaminated, stagnant blood goes to the lungs and kidneys for cleaning. This is a great method to warm up the body before doing asanas.
Subtle influences: Surya Namaskar can bring many additional and, possibly, more important benefits than purely physical ones. It depends on your attitude. If you do the exercise consciously, and fully surrendering to the recitation of mantras, breathing and movements, it will lead to a calming mind. Therefore, it is very useful for eliminating emotional conflicts, neurosis and stress, especially if it is supplemented by other yoga practices. If a person is prone to piety, then he can do the exercise with a full understanding of the importance of sun worship. It will cleanse his heart and mind. Continue reading
Complex “Surya Namaskar” – Salutation to the Sun (part 3)
An obvious feature of Surya Namaskar is that it is an exercise for the whole body. The back bends back and forth, arms and legs bend and straighten, the stomach contracts and stretches, etc. This is a complex exercise that affects the health of the whole organism. Unlike many other types of exercises and gymnastics, it is not limited to the development of one part of the body, for example, the muscles of the arm.
The body consists of various systems and organs that are interconnected with each other and act in concert, ensuring maximum health and effectiveness. This coordination is very easily violated, resulting in illness, loss of strength, etc. Let us briefly discuss some of the basic systems of the body and how Surya Namaskar beneficially affects them. Continue reading