International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part K
Health impacts of Surya Namskar (Sun salutation)
AUTHOR(S): Shashank Sanadhya
With the recent rise in obesity awareness and the increased understanding of the importance of physical activity in promoting overall health, greater emphasis has been placed on improving physical fitness to enhance quality of life. Surya Namaskar, a component of Hath Yoga, has been practiced by Asian Indians for hundreds of years and is often used in place of a typical fitness program. It consists of a series of postures (asanas) that are repeated 12 times per round. Only one published study has looked specifically at Surya Namaskar, measuring the energy cost of individual asanas. However, practitioners typically perform several rounds of the asanas during a session.
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How to cite this article:
Shashank Sanadhya. Health impacts of Surya Namskar (Sun salutation). Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):584-587.