108 Surya Namaskara on Yoga Day



International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21 June every year. This day is marked to increase awareness of the various health benefits of doing Yoga to people around the globe.


We at Lotus fitness are also holding a 108 Surya Namaskara Challenge on 21 June 2022 at our turf field beginning from 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM.



Yoga is an ancient technique that helps men cultivate their spiritual, physiological, and psychological capabilities.


The sun is the origin of life. They illuminate this wide world abundantly.

Surya Namaskara is the salutation to the one who irradiates our world. It activates our senses in more than one way.


Surya Namaskara is the confluence of twelve yoga asanas (poses) which brings vitality to one’s life. There are many types of Yoga, but here we will be focusing on practising 108 Sun Salutations.




How to perform Surya Namskara?


Yogis perform 108 Surya Namaskara during the beginning of the change of seasons. This Yogathon generates a fire within the body that help to detoxify the self, decreases procrastination, rope in the habit of consistency and raises self-awareness.


Sun Salutation is a series of 12 sequential steps. It goes by the following:


Pranam Mudra (Prayer Pose)

  • Stand upright at one end of the mat with feet together

  • Inhale deeply, open the chest and relax the shoulders

  • Lift the arms, bring the palms together in a prayer pose and exhale

This mudra is a good practice of balance.


Urdhva Hastasana

  • Inhale, lift the arms and lean back slowly

  • Ensure the biceps are beside the ears

  • Now interlock your palms and stretch the whole body down from the heels.


This pose helps loosen the muscle knots in the entire body. Good exercise for arms and shoulders


Uttanasana

  • Exhale, lean forward with hands down and bend at the hip

  • Keep your spine straight and hands-on or beside your feet.


This mudra is a great strength exercise for the back and nervous system.


Ashwa Sanchalanasana