Suryanamaskara in practice
Best time to practice Sun Salutations is either in the morning or in the evening. Best to be practiced on empty stomach, that's why morning is ideal time for the practice. Before practice make sure you are physically fit to practice these asanas. Wear a loose fitting clothes and practice in airy room or out doors.
For best results practice at least 16 rounds every day. Increase number of rounds as you get comfortable. Key to better results is integration of breathing into physical movements. Once you integrate proper breath along with physical movements, the practice gets to a new level.
Before you practice
People with back conditions should consult a physician before this practice. If you have any conditions like slipped disc or sciatica, please talk to your doctor. Surya namaskara includes inverse positions, if you have any health condition, which could aggrevated by these poses, please avoid the practice. If you are health enough for this practice, this practice is a wonderful way of keep you healthier and fit for life.
- Regular practice of surya namaskar strengthens the back and helps balance the metabolism.
- Simulates and balances reproductive, circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems.
- Helps calm moods of adolescents as the regular practice influences endocrine glands.
- Practice with co-ordinated breathing improves concentration and mental clarity.
- Practice with mantra adds the spiritual element and becomes meditative.
As you get familiar with basic physical movements, one can enhance the practice by adding mantras. Then this becomes truly a meditation.