one Surya namaskar burns how many calories?

Here goes the theory behind sun salutations(SURYA NAMASKAR). It is said that different organs in our body are governed by different devas. The solar plexus is connected with the sun which is why it is called the solar plexus (situated 3 inches below the collar bone). With the 1st rays of the sun falling on the solar plexus, it is very good for our body. This is why it is good to do Surya namaskar in the early morning. The solar plexus has a profound impact on the central nervous system, the optic nerve is, the stomach, and what we usually call our “gut feeling”. It is like the second brain in our human body.

Usually, the solar plexus is slightly bigger than an almond. But with yoga, meditation, and Surya namaskars these solar plexus can become as large as an apricot. Then your body performs better and balances the bodily functions. When the solar plexus expands, the intuitive mind awakens and becomes clear and focused. When the solar plexus contracts, you feel miserable, sad, or depressed and all sorts of negative feelings come.

Surya namaskars not only help with weight loss but also keep the mind calm and focused.


If you can Practice 108 sets of Surya namaskars every day ( takes 30 mins) for extreme weight loss. Or else 50–80 sets are recommended.first start with less number of sets and increase gradually to 12 per week .in this way your body does not get tired easily


Surya namaskar with proper breathing

Here are 12 poses of Surya namaskar

  1. Pranamasana, Prayer Pose
  2. Hasta Uttanasana, Raised Arms Pose
  3. Pada Hastasana, Standing Forward Bend Pose
  4. Ashwa Sanchalanasana, Lunge Pose
  5. Dandasana, Plank Pose
  6. Astanga Namaskara, Eight-Limbed Pose
  7. Bhujangasana, Cobra Pose
  8. Adho Mukha Svanasana, Downward Dog Pose
  9. Ashwa Sanchalanasana, High Lunge Pose
  10. Pada Hastasana, Standing Forward Bend
  11. Uttana Hastasana, Raised Arms pose
  12. Pranamasana, Prayer Pose

What is the best time to perform Surya Namaskar?

Surya Namaskar must be practiced in the early morning at the time of sunrise as its name states Surya means “sun” and namaskar in Hindi means “salutation” because at this time it is highly effective as compared to other hours of the day.

how many sets of Surya namaskar make 108?

1 set is equal to 12 Surya namaskars so to complete 108 namaskars we have to do 9 (108/12) sets . The beginner must start from 2 sets and then increase to 1 set after every 5 days.

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