13 Benefits of Surya Namaskar

For centuries, people from all civilizations have offered prayers to the sun – the ultimate source of life and energy. One such practice is the yogic sequence of Surya Namaskar. Let’s get to know the importance and benefits of Surya Namaskar for a healthy lifestyle.

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13 benefits of Surya Namaskar

Here are the benefits of a daily Surya Namaskar practice

  1. Helps to lose weight
  2. Helps to keep you disease-free and healthy
  3. Balances the body & mind
  4. Improves blood circulation
  5. Improves digestion system
  6. Strengthens the heart
  7. Stimulates abdominal muscles, respiratory system, lymphatic system, spinal nerves, and other internal organs
  8. Tones the spine, neck, shoulder, arms, hands, wrist, back, and leg muscles, thereby promoting overall flexibility
  9. Regulates the interconnectedness of the body, breath, and mind
  10. Makes one calmer and boosts energy levels 
  11. Helps cure insomnia naturally
  12. Helps in skincare & hair care
  13. Reduces stress and enhances intuition


Let us check some more benefits of Surya Namaskar in detail.

Lose weight with Surya Namaskar

  • It is an intensive physical exercise that works on every part of the body
  • You can increase the number of rounds slowly and watch the pounds start to disappear. The bends and stretches help you lose flab evenly

Prevent hair loss

  • Surya Namaskar improves blood circulation to the scalp, thereby preventing hair loss
  • The increased blood circulation nourishes the head and enables healthy hair growth
  • Different poses help prevent graying of hair

Increase the glow of your skin

  • Surya Namaskar improves blood circulation to all parts of the body, thus keeping the skin young
  • It increases energy and vitality, thereby making your face glow with radiance. This helps the skin retain its firmness
  • Surya Namaskar prevents the onset of wrinkles by relieving the body and mind of stress 

Become more intuitive

Regular practice of Surya Namaskar and meditation helps the almond-sized solar plexus grow and become as big as one’s palm. This expansion of the solar plexus helps develops your intuitive ability and brings more focus. On the other hand, the contraction of the solar plexus can lead to depression and other negative tendencies.


Benefits of Surya Namaskar for Children

With cut-throat competition everywhere, children are exposed to stress and anxiety at an early age. Surya Namaskar helps children calm their minds, improve concentration, and build endurance. It reduces the feeling of anxiety and restlessness, especially during exams. Regular practice of Surya Namaskar also gives strength and vitality to the body. It also aids in muscle growth and makes the body more flexible. Children as young as five-year-old can also practice Surya Namaskar daily.

Benefits of Surya Namaskar for Women

Surya Namaskar is a boon for any health-conscious person. Some of the Sun Salutation poses help lose extra fat around the belly and let you stay in shape, naturally. These poses stimulate sluggish glands like the thyroid gland and induce it to increase hormonal secretions. Regular practice of Surya Namaskar helps women regulate irregular menstrual cycles and assist in childbirth. Further, it helps the face glow and also prevents wrinkles.


If you are a beginner you might also like to read yoga for beginners and How to start a yoga practice at a home

Practicing Yoga helps develop the body and mind, yet is not a substitute for medicine. It is essential to learn and practice yoga under the supervision of a trained Yoga teacher. In case of any medical condition, practice yoga only after consulting your doctor and a Sri Sri Yoga teacher.

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