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Are you curious to know how to do 108 Surya Namaskar in one session? Want to know the steps to reach this Goal of 108 Surya Namaskar with a proper plan? This guide on how to do 108 Surya Namskar daily will help you reach there.

Surya Namaskar is a series of 12 yoga postures that energize the solar plexus region. The solar plexus is an important center in the body and is connected to many energy channels. Sun Salutation benefits are immense and its practice is quite well known throughout the world. Yet doing 108 Surya Namaskar continuously can be challenging and requires stamina, physical fitness and above all mental resolve and discipline. It is possible and there are thousands who proved it.

Here’s a recommended routine for four weeks to help you build up to your target of 108.

Weekly Chart to reach 108 Surya Namaskar Daily

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7
Week 14812162024Rest
Week 2242424242424Rest
Week 3363636363636Rest
Week 44848Rest54545454
Number of Surya Namaskar Sets to practice

How to relax after Surya Namaskar?

Ensure you relax properly after Sun Salutation practice. Instead of plopping down into a chair, it is better to do some postures to relax various parts of the body. Some of the postures you could do are:

  • Gomukhasana (Cow face pose) is a great way to relax the arms. This pose is easy to do when your shoulders open up.
  • Vajrasana – Sit in Vajrasana to relax your legs. Place your feet beside each other, ensuring they do not overlap. Keep your neck and spine straight .You could either simply relax in the yoga pose or you could do the three-stage and Bhastrika pranayam (breathing technique) followed by Sudarshan Kriya.
  • Natrajasana (Dancing Shiva pose) While doing the Dancing Shiva pose remember to keep your shoulders on the ground. Did you notice the stretch at your hips, lower back, abdominal and neck muscles?
  • Pavanamuktasana – Lie down on your back, fold your knees and press them with your arms against the chest. Roll in this yoga posture to ease the tension in the back. This is an excellent way to massage the back.
  • Yoga Nidra – Lie down on your back and take your attention to various parts of the body. Yoga Nidra cools the body and restores it to normal temperature.

With regular effort, you can easily reach the summit of 108 Surya Namaskars. As soon as you start, you can feel the effects of your practice too – increased energy through the day, better digestion, sharpness, and focus. With practice, you can figure out what rhythm suits you best. Doing it fast is like an aerobics workout and doing it slow can be meditative.

But the story doesn’t end here. Edmund Hillary climbed Everest, spent a few hours there enjoying the view but eventually had to come down.

Rest Your Muscles And Body Well

  • Keep yourself well hydrated. Drink 3-4 liters of water per day.
  • Sleep early and wake up early.
  • Relax your body during Yoga Nidra. Do not keep your body tight.

Plan to follow after you reach 108 Surya Namaskar

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7
Week 1Take a day off423630241812
Week 26666666
Number of Surya Namaskar Sets to practice

Surya Namaskar is a complete exercise that stretches one from head to toe and its inclusion in one’s fitness regimen is extremely fruitful. Yet a little bit of care would help you to experience the full effects of the Sun Salutations. It is advisable that you consult with a certified yoga teacher who will monitor your progress. If you have any physical ailments, do visit a doctor too.

Chanting surya namaskar mantras along with the practice to experience harmony in body, breath and mind.

All the best on your journey to good health!

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