Lose your extra weight with Surya Namaskar

Posted on by

Lose your extra weight with Surya Namaskar

Losing weight requires a lot of dedication, commitment and a disciplined lifestyle with it.  Most of us want to lose weight and we try different techniques and diets and we give up when we don’t get immediate results. Surya Namaskar is one such type of technique, which is good for your health and it is suitable for any ages.  Though, it will take some time for your body to adapt itself to the changes that you want it to accept, the end results are fruitful.  So, from now on, fight boredom, and put in more effort to reach your goal with these simple yoga asanas for weight loss.

All the unhealthy food we take in is accumulated as fats in our thighs & belly.  The more the fat deposit increases, the more our health is at risk.  Surya Namaskar is believed to be the simplest ways for a healthy weight loss.  It is good for any age group.  There are 12 yoga asanas in Surya Namaskar, which is effective for any super busy people, who complain of having no time for a work out during the day.

This Surya Namaskar has to be done during the sunrise, which is good for your heart and helps your body become flexible.  Here we demonstrate to you Surya Namaskar Poses, which can help you in a healthy weight loss.

Step 1: Prayer pose or Pranamasana

Keep your feet together and stand erect at the edge of the mat.  Make sure that you balance your weight equally on both the feet.

Now, expand your chest and then relax your shoulders.

When you breathe in, slowly lift both your arms up from the sides and as you breathe out, bring your palms together in a prayer position in front of the chest.


Step 2: Raised arms pose or Hastauttanasana

Now as you inhale, slowly stretch your both arms above the head, with your palms facing upwards.  Arch your back slowly, and stretch your whole body.  This posture will help in stretching the chest and the abdomen.  Also, this will add energy to the upper parts of the body by way of inhalation.


Step 3: Hand to foot pose or Hasta Padasana

Slowly breathe out and turn towards your feet from the waist, make sure that your spine is vertical.  When you reach your hands to the floor near your feet, you should have completely let your breath out.  This procedure is a soother to the organs in the abdomen.  This helps increase digestion and cures the female disorders and relieves them from menstrual irregularities.


Step 4: Equestrian Pose or Ashwa Sanchalanasana

Push one of your legs back as you inhale and bring your knee to touch the ground.  The other knee should be bent with the hands touching floor on either sides, so that the foot is exactly between the hands.



Step 5: Stick Pose or Dandasana

Sit with you spine in a erect position and your legs stretched straight.  Your arms should be kept with your palms touching the floor.


Step 6: Salute with eight parts or points or Ashtanga Namaskara

Drop your knees gently to the floor, while your exhale and slowly drop your body in an angle so that your chest and chin touch the ground.  All your eight limbs – Toes, Chest, Hands, Chin, and knees should touch the floor.  But your buttocks should be kept slightly up. This procedure will strengthen the arms and increase the blood circulation in the body.  It will restore your nerves too.


Step 7: Cobra Pose or Bhujangasana

While you are in the same pose of Ashtanga Namaskara, slowly, push your chest forward and your head should be facing up.  The knees and the lower abdomen should remain on the floor.  When you inhale, push your chest forward and as you exhale, push your navel down.  This procedure is the best medication for Asthma, indigestion, and constipation.


Step 8: Mountain Pose or Parvatasana

While you are in the Cobra pose, slowly exhale and lift your hips and tail bone in an upward direction.  You should be placed in a ‘V’ posture.  Try your best to make your head reach the floor.  This procedure is a focus on the neck area.  This is the best remedy for varicose veins and it tones your spine too.


Step 9: Equestrian pose or Ashwas Sanchalanasana

This pose is to be repeated again to help your body get adjusted to the procedure you do. (Refer Step:4)

Step 10: Hand to foot pose or Hasta Padasana

You will have to repeat Step 3 here.

Step 11: Raised arms pose or Hastauttanasana

You have to resume Step 2 Here.

Step 12: Tadasana

Breathe out slowly, with your feet together, slowly bring your arms down after Step 11 and stay relaxed in this posture.  Gently observe every sensation in the body.


You will be able to burn 13.90 calories in one round of Surya Namaskar.  If you love to stay fit and young, you should practice Surya Namaskar every day, without fail.  We have a warning too, Pregnant women, should not follow this after their first trimester.  Patients with High blood pressure, hernia and severe spinal pain are advised not to follow this.

  • Get Healthcare Articles Directly in Your Inbox

  • Tags: , , , , , ,

    About The Author

    Dr. Rejitha

    Dr. Rejitha B.S.M.S who comes from Erulappapuram, Nagercoil finished her Bachelor in siddha medicine and surgery in A.T.S.V.S. Siddha Medical College. She is an expert in Siddha Medicine and has been operating in the field for more than eight years.read more

    LinkedIN 0