Getting up early in the morning and practising Surya Namaskar has many health benefits. Also known as the sun salutation, Surya Namaskar is a sequence of 12 yoga poses that flow one into the other with rhythmic breathing. The sequence can boost your cardiovascular health, improve your blood circulation, help you beat stress and detox your body along with offering several other benefits. Each of the steps has a benefit.
It has been said (by the ancient Rishis of India) that the different parts of the body are governed by different Devas (divine impulses or divine light). The solar plexus (located behind the navel, which is the central point of the human body) is said to be connected with the Sun. This is the main reason why the ancient Rishis recommended the practice of Surya Namaskar, because the regular practice of this technique enhances the solar plexus, which increases one's creativity and intuitive abilities.
The sequence offers you a good way to stretch and strengthen your muscles, joints, ligament as well as the skeletal system. The movements also help improve the flexibility of your spine.Due to the active inhalation and exhalation process, the lungs are thoroughly ventilated and the blood remains oxygenated. This also helps in detoxifying one’s body by getting rid of carbon dioxide and other toxic gases. The asanas performed in Surya Namaskar workout your entire body, making you more flexible and agile.