Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskar is one of the most beneficial yoga techniques. You can get the health benefits from this single practice, as each of its poses has been designed by keeping a particular aim in mind. It was designed as a way to cleanse your five levels of consciousness known as Annamaya kosha i.e. the physical body, pranamaya kosha or the breath, Manomaya or mental, vijnanmaya or intellect, and Karana sharir i.e. the causal body.
The 12 postures of Surya Namaskar along with their linked breathing are:
Beginners are advised to perform a set of two Surya Namaskars for some days. They can gradually increase it to 3, 6 and up to 12 with practice.
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