Quest for Flexibility – Sun Salutations

Quest for Flexibility – Sun Salutations

Barbells before breakfast was my theme for the A2Z Blogger Challenge, well there are numerous posts which would help you assess what are you doing and whether you are doing it correctly, meal wise and workout wise. I deliberately did not post about what workouts can be done because as Rujuta Diwekar, a famous nutritionist in India says “Exercise is like your life-partner, choose it in the way that you can live with it forever.”

I love working out in a gym, or home gym, the dumbbells, and barbells give me a rush of energy and enthusiasm every time I workout with it. The soreness and more toned body is a reward for all those hours of exercise that I have put in. Now this Dil Mange More ( My heart wants more). More regarding flexibility and strength, so I have decided to broaden my horizon. For the past year, I was working out five days a week with three days of strength training and cardio as I feel. Which I changed 3 months to see a little change in the weighing scale. Cardio helped me lose 10 lbs along with strength training. My strength training routine continues, but I need more variety in cardio and some challenge.
So here I am embarking on the new journey – Sun Salutations. A tiny winy effort to make my body a little better regarding flexibility and overall strength. But then you would come across questions such as

  • Why Surya Namaskars or Sun Salutations all of a sudden?
    Sun Salutation is a complete workout in itself. We can say a fantastic bodyweight workout. I wanted something which goes with the flow and the structure of the body. I am below the beginner level of yoga, so I thought this would be a good beginning.
  • What time is better to do Sun Salutations?
    Any time is OK as long if you are okay with your pre-workout and post-workout meal. For me as I get up at 5.00 AM, I can do Sun Salutations at the crack of the dawn which is the best time to do it
  • Can it be done every day?
    Sun-Salutations can be done every day, including the periods. Only inversions are to be avoided while being on periods.
  • How to do Surya Namaskars or Sun Salutations:

  • How would it benefit?
    • Basic Flexibility
    • Glowing skin
    • Prevents hair loss improving blood flow to the scalp
    • Regular practice helps irregular menstrual cycle.

But more than all of this, I want to do it mainly because it would challenge my flexibility (which is zero at this point). Also, it is a workout which can be done anytime anywhere without much ado.

Have you thought about including Surya Namaskara in your workout routine? If So how? Would love to know.


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Snehal Joshi

Snehal is a Certified Nutrition Coach by National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is writing about her persuits of Nutrition Science since last 4 years.

  • Mahesh/Datta Joshi
    Posted at 14:14h, 20 April

    Surya namaskar not only enhance flexibility, health, metabolism and physic but also it enhance your personal ora

    • admin
      Posted at 14:23h, 20 April

      Yes indeed. I missed on that point 🙂

  • Roy A. Ackerman, PhD, EA
    Posted at 18:08h, 20 April

    I think I’ll stick with my swimming (about to leave right now) and biking.

  • Priya
    Posted at 18:23h, 20 April

    Nice. Very clear writing! Loved it.

    Posted at 21:54h, 20 April

    Its walking for me.

  • Jeanine Byers
    Posted at 23:55h, 20 April

    Seems like a great idea! Might be hard to get my body to do all those positions, though.

  • Martha
    Posted at 06:19h, 21 April

    I need to work on flexibility as I can feel my body getting stiff and that’s not good. This looks like something I need to look into.

  • Jen Nipps
    Posted at 08:11h, 21 April

    I was talking with my chiropractor this week about starting with some gentle yoga to help my back. I think this might be a bit advanced for me. I would have to build up to it.

  • Kelly
    Posted at 10:47h, 19 June

    This is a tremendous post.