Can you loose fat just by doing surya namaskar everyday ?

If the expensive gym membership or busy office schedule is stopping you to achieve your fitness targets. Then surya namaskar can be proved as an ideal workout to achieve them.

Surya Namaskar (also known as sun salutation or salute to the sun) is a practice in yoga consisting of 12 linked asanas. In mythology, Surya Namaskar is a series of powerful yoga poses that originated as a series of prostrations to the sun. It is the series of ultimate asanas that helps to evoke sun’s energy in body.

Benefits: It helps in keeping back and muscles strong. It ensures glowing skin, improves blood circulation, and also ensures regular menstrual cycle for women. Apart from that, it also helps in activating certain aspects of human system enhancing the spiritual benefits.

But coming back to the physical benefits, does surya namaskar really helps in reducing fat? Well, The answer is yes, So let’s just get into it.

Sun salutation consists of 12 asanas or 12 positions starting from :-

1. Prayer pose

2. Raised arms pose

3. Hand to foot pose

4. Equestrian pose( one leg stepped back and another leg in front with back stretched looking forward), 

5. Stick pose(Dandasana)

6. Caterpillar pose(Ashtanaga Namaskar)

7. Cobra Pose,

8. Downward Dog pose,

9. Equestrian Pose( again)

10. Hand to Foot Pose,

11. Raised Arms Pose

12. Standing pose.

One set of surya namaskar burns around 13.90 calories with each pose being ideally held for 3-5 seconds. If you prefer to perform it under the sun it could also help in increasing vitamin D3 levels. One can start with 5 sets daily. Slowly increasing it to 12 sets can take you 30-40 minutes and can help you burn 416 calories. Regularly doing surya namaskar at the same time everyday for 40 minutes can help you loose weight. Practitioners even do 100 sets in a day but that should be done under guidance. Also it’s not always about the quantity of your workout or exercise but how mindfully you do it.

How does Surya namaskar helps in reducing fat ?

 It helps in reducing fat by generating weight loss, improved digestive system , improved metabolism, detoxification and improving flexibility. It synchronizes the breathing system, helps in calming down and even helps in reducing stress.

Is it enough for reducing fat?

Surya Namaskar can definitely help in reducing fat. But if you perform it with proper inhalation and exhalation, little warm-up exercises, it can bring some really effective results. All you need is a yoga mat and a happy mindset and you are good to go.

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