The set of exercises “Surya Namaskar” (salutation to the sun) is one of the most popular and basic yoga techniques. At the same time, this set of exercises is quite simple and extremely effective. Most of the yoga techniques available in our time are too complicated to be absorbed and performed by the average person, and at the same time give a useful effect only for certain parts of the body and consciousness. The practice of Surya Namaskar in this regard is the most optimal and effective set of exercises.
The set of exercises “Surya Namaskar” contains the “complete” sadhana (practice of yoga): asanas (exercises), pranayama (working with prana through breathing) and meditation, as a necessary condition when performing the complex.
The set of exercises “Surya Namaskar” in this case is almost a panacea for virtually any person living in the city, despite the fact that it takes only 5-15 minutes a day to complete it.
Surya Namaskar stretches, massages, stimulates and tones all the most important muscles and organs of the body. Among other things, this technique is a self-sufficient spiritual practice provided that it is meditatively contemplatively executed.
The technique is a series of 12 asanas, in which alternate inclinations are made forward and backward, bending and stretching the spine and other parts of the body. If you find your body is not flexible enough, the muscles are too tense and rigid, then you should start the complex in a slow, leisurely rhythm, with the greatest possible relaxation in each new position of the body. This complex is also one of the most effective methods of increasing the flexibility of the body.
The mastery of the complex is carried out gradually. First, you work out each asana separately, then, starting to perform them in a complex, you synchronize your breath with each new position. You will quickly feel that the manner of breathing necessary for this complex is comfortable and natural. The principle of breathing in Surya Namaskar is that inhalation is performed when bending backwards, when the chest is expanding, and exhaling when bending, during compression of the abdominal cavity.