Suryanamaskar – A Boon to Human Race

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Sun salutation (Surya Namaskar) is a comprehensive Yoga technique which incorporates physical activity, breath regulation, relaxation and awareness. Without the Sun, there will be no life on Earth. Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation is an exceptionally old method of paying admiration or communicating appreciation to the Sun that is the wellspring of all types of life on the planet. Apart from improving physical stamina and endurance, Surya namaskar has been shown to influence an individual’s perception and performance. There are numerous health benefits of Surya Namaskar for different system of the body especially musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, nervous system, respiratory and endocrinal. By practicing Surya Namaskar each and every cell of body gets revitalized and regenerated, therefore it is highly recommended by all yoga experts for healthy routine life. Apart from these benefits, Surya Namaskar also helps to keep the mind stress free, calm and illuminated. Thus, a regular practice of Surya Namaskar is highly recommended to keep the body and mind healthy. Though the Surya Namaskar steps are very scientific and practical, still it needs modern scientific justification to spread it globally. Keeping this thing into the mind the present review has been framed to revalidate sacred steps of Surya Namaskar on the basis of available evidence based studies.


Surya Namaskar, yoga, asanas, physical exercises.

Please cite this article as:

Dr.N.S.Sivakumar (2019). Suryanamaskar – A Boon to Human Race. International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 6, 2(2), 4-9.