Surya Namaskar yoga for weight loss is marvelous. Not only for weight loss, Surya Namaskar yoga postures are for over all health benefits! Now also known as “Sun Salutation“- it is one of the most important yoga asanas. This is because Surya Namaskar Steps include a number of other yoga postures beneficial for many health centers of our body.
Sun Salutation Benefits
In ancient days it was done for overall health benefits but today Surya Namaskar for weight loss has become a boon for people wanting to reduce body fat. Sun salutation benefits are many!
- To and fro movement of surya namaskar steps give flexibility to our spine and also to the large muscle groups of our body.
- Not to forget, it also reduces body fat, especially the abdominal fat.
- Other body systems like heart functioning, blood circulation, lungs, digestive system, nervous system and endocrine organs too are benefited by surya namaskar.
Know how to do Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation by learning Surya Namaskar Steps through the below images and by seeing the sun salutaion video
Surya Namaskar Steps
Morning is the best time for performing sun salutation. Do it on empty stomach and remember while performing Surya Namaskar, you should breathe properly. Pranayam- the proper inhaling and exhaling- gives more oxygen to your lungs and to the other parts of your body. Surya namaskar charges the vital points (The Chakras) in your body. See the following chart to understand the 12 surya namaskar steps along with the breathing rythm that should be followed while sun salutaion!
How Many Surya Namaskar in a Day to Lose Weight?
If you are doing Surya Namaskar for weight loss, one or two rounds are not sufficient. However, start with doing one round of these 12 steps of surya namaskar on day one. Remember that one round of Surya Namaskar means doing all the 12 steps twice- first time with right leg and second time with left leg (see video below). Keep on increasing your rounds everyday- 2 rounds on second day, 3 to 4 rounds on 3rd day, 5-7 rounds on 4th day and so on till the time when you become capable of doing around 20 rounds of all the 12 surya namaskar steps. You will not need to do any other exercise to reduce weight if you can do 18-20 rounds of surya namaskar yoga steps each day!
Sun Salutation Video – Surya Namaskar Steps Video!
Even after seeing the images for surya namaskar steps, if you are not able to understand how to do it properly, here is a sun salutation video to help you out. This video will teach you how to do Surya Namaskar in the proper manner so that you get all benefits of this yoga asana including weight loss!