Surya namaskar for radical transformation of your body and mind

Surya Namaskar which is also known as Sun Salutation is a combination of various yoga postures that consists of 12 steps. Practicing Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation regularly helps to keep your internal system strong and improves immunity.

Sun Salutation is a complete body workout. Yoga experts say that doing 12 sets of Surya Namaskar translates into doing 288 powerful yoga poses in a span of 10 to 15 minutes. Regular practise of surya namaskar bring lot of health benefit to every part of your body from top to toe as these poses regulate the supply of blood flow to every organ in your body and makes it healthy.

Surya namaskar brings radical transformation to your body and mind. An Amazing fact is that 30 minutes of surya namaskar burns as much calories as 30 mimutes of running does . Isn’t a good idea to burn so much calories at your home just by stretching on your mat.

Phenomenal benefits of surya namaskar are :

1) Greatly helps to lose weight: These poses stretches your muscles and helps lose weight in abdomen , hip, thighs and hands leaving you in great shape. Doing sun salutation for 12 times takes somewhere between 10 to 15 mins a day which is great for those who have busy schedules and can’t spare much time for daily exercise.

2)Strengthens  Muscles and Joints: surya namaskar postures adds strength to your muscles, joints. It also strengthens the spinal cord by making it flexible.

3) Slows ageing by adding glow to your skin: Surya namaskar improves blood circulation to your entire body including face which makes your skin glow and slows the process of ageing.

4) Ensures Regular menstrual cycles and easy child-birth: Surya namaskar is highly beneficial for women as it regulates irregular menstrual cycle and if practised daily before pregnancy (do not perform surya namaskar during pregnancy) , it helps greatly for easy child-birth as it strengthens the abdomen muscles that helps for natural birth.

5) Detoxify your Body: As it involves inhalation and exhalation , it improves the oxygen supply for blood streams removing carbon dioxide and other toxic gases from your body which in turn detoxify your body

6) Better functioning Digestive System: Sun salutation helps in smooth functioning of digestive system. As these yoga asanas increases blood flow to the digestive tracts resulting in better functioning of intestines.

7) Helps you to improve your sleeping pattern: It helps you to cope with insomnia as the asanas will calm your mind giving you good night’s sleep.

8) Gives you overall mental health: it improves memory and nervous system and helps you get rid of anxiety. It normalizes the activity of endocrine glands especially thyroid gland.

I highly recommend to learn surya namaskar from yoga practitioner as  there are chances of doing it wrong and hurting yourself. Practise sun salutation under supervision of your yoga master till you get a hold on it.

Initially you may find it tough to do but believe me it becomes very easy and becomes a part of your routine if you do these 12 postures for 12 times continuously for 7 days.

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How to Heal a Heavy Heart

Many incidents happen everyday in life.some incidents gives us happiness and joy while some other gives sorrow, stress or grief.

Losing a loved one, bad fight with a dear friend, being predicted with an incurable disease and many other unpleasant incidents in life are bound to happen to anyone.Some unfortunate situations cannot be undone once it occurs. These kind of situations makes your heart hold on to the feeling of sorrow or stress or grief or guilt and the heart starts feeling heavy.

Though you know you can’t do anything about the loss it feels like your heart never gets consoled. Holding a heavy heart leads one into depression which ruins his or her happiness.

Remember there is no burden harder to carry than a heavy heart

Share it with a friend or write it down in a piece of paper : if you have a friend who listens to you then talk to your friend how you feel about it otherwise write down your feelings in a piece of paper. Sharing or writing down makes your heart throw out what and how it feels and makes it much lighter than before.

Try to forget and focus on the present: As the saying goes “Idle mind is devils workshop”. Dont let yourself to get immersed in the feeling of sorrow by being idle. Be active. Do what is required for the present and future. This will make your heart to forget the past as your mind and soul will be engaged with activity that makes you a better person.

Give Time some Time to heal :  Even when you lose something close to your heart, the feeling of sorrow will be high for first few days and gradually your heart starts to heal..After one or two years the intensity of your sorrow will be much less..Every scar in heart heals with time. Give time some time to heal your heart and forget the past.