Now this will be one long possttt. So sit with a mug of tea or coffee or anything else that you like ☕
Most people already know what Surya Namaskaara's are, but there are 10 different variations ! "TEN .. REALLY ?! " My view when I learnt that there were so many😂😅 I shall write about all of them.
With these 10 and 1 chandra namaskaara ( moon salutation) you could also have a 6 pack ! I am actually working that one out. I do not have the time to do the workout twice a day. and once a day keeps me fit but ill tell you if I develop abs all of a sudden 😛
ROUND 1 - The Traditional Surya Namasakaara.
Do it indoors or outdoors ... the east is the best, its an energy oriented direction .. the direction of the rising sun. 🌄
The exercises act on the sympathetic system. And i do not want to go into the science of it all but just know that it activates 650 muscles, aligns 206 bones and lubricates all your joints.
Now comes the real work. Step by step explanation on how to do it. And ohh..! almost forgot... there is a type 1 and type 2.
Type 1 is going fast and type 2 is going slow.. we could make up a type 0 where we only read this and do nothing. 😩 And relate it to your breathing, the inhalation and exhalation. DO NOT HOLD YOUR BREATH. We do not want anyone turning blue and passing out. 😛
1. PRANAAM AASAN
Acts on the circulatory and the respiratory system. Being a medico entitles me to give that info 😁
INHALE AND EXHALE DEEPLY.
2. HASTA UTTANASAN
Acting on the autonomic nervous system.(ANS)
Now, take your arms up like that in the pic i.e from the side of your body anddd upp like the next pic, so it does not stress your shoulders.
3. PADA HASTAASAN
Acts on the Urinary and the reproductive system.
For this bring your arms down slowly and bend your knees. There is no need for you touch the floor with knees straight because that comes gradually with practice. never worry pretty minds with this thing. Comfortable is the way to go. 😉
Acts on the hypothalamus centre.
Acts on the ANS.
While doing this make sure you feel the weight and pressure on your ankles and legs but not your shoulderss.
6. ASHTAANGA NAMANAASAN
Acts on the the digestive system. Let your chest and legs touch the ground. You know, more like a push up and then onto the next exercise. AND RETAIN YOUR BREATHE FOR A MOMENT.
Acts on thhe urinary and reproductive system.
Acts on the ANS.
Just make sure your feet are a little apart and just try to touch them to the ground by pulling your feet closer to your body, but again do not exert yourself. practice makes man perfect and flexible. ✔
Its a cycle.. repeating the first aasanas, but just repeat it using the opposite leg.
Gradually touch your toes and EXHALE.