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Suryanamaskar / Sunsatutation Marathon 2020

From Jan 1, 2020 through Feb 1, 2020 Yoga Bharati is having 'Sun Salutation Marathon'. Please take part in this and stay healthy!
Surya Namaskar Practice
Surya Namaskar is a unique practice, which gives the benefits of sthula (gross) as well as suksma (subtle) vyayam (exercises). Any able-bodied person aged from 8-80 years can perform this practice. This practice is beneficial for students and children in growing age.
Benefits of Surya Namaskar:
Surya Namaskar helps:
  • Achieve healthy and efficient body, balanced state of mind
  • Enhance work efficiency thru concentration, alertness, memory development and emotional control
  • Tones up the functioning of various systems in the body, such as sensory, respiratory, digestive, circulatory, muscular and nervous system.
  • Bija Mantras chanted while performing the namaskar routine generate minute vibrations in the body correcting the functioning of exocrine and endocrine systems of glands.
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Surya Namaskar

    • Must be performed with empty-stomach
    • Should be performed with full awareness
    • Preferable to do this exercise in open, fresh air
    • Can be performed individually as well as in the group
    • Perform on a clean mat
    • Desirable to maintain 30 minutes gap for taking bath before or after the practice


    • Women may avoid the practice during menstruation period.
    • Pregnant women should avoid this practice.
    • People suffering from hernia, spinal disorders, high BP should practice after consulting the doctor as well as competent yoga instructor

    Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor before practicing Yoga and Surya Namaskar                                                                                          Attached: 

    1. Daily log for Sun Salutation Practice to class participants 
    2. 'Reference charts (two files)'
    3. Please send the log to  sharadmd2001@yahoo.com