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Surya Namaskar 101. Tool Kit for Sun Salutation Event Jan 2014, by HSSUS “Health For Humanity”. What is Surya Namaskar ?. Literal meaning is Sun Salutation Set of simple body postures Simple and safe* ; 8 minutes exercise 10 Steps = 1 Set Yoga for all body parts - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Surya Namaskar 101Tool Kit forSun Salutation Event Jan 2014, by HSSUS

    Health For Humanity

  • What is Surya Namaskar ?Literal meaning is Sun Salutation

    Set of simple body posturesSimple and safe* ; 8 minutes exercise10 Steps = 1 SetYoga for all body parts

    Complete workout for : body and Mind ! * Except 3 months or more pregnant women and hernia patients

  • Postures01 inhale2 exhale3 inhale4 exhale5 hold 6 inhale7 exhale8 inhale9 exhale10 inhaleClick on picture for detailClick anywhere else to continue

  • BenefitsPhysical Benefits:1 Increases blood oxidation2 Increases body flexibility3 Helps with better sleep4 Tones up the digestive system5 Strengthens nervous system

    Mental Benefits:1 Increases concentration2 Reduces Stress3 Improves memory4 Enhances mind-body coordination

    Many more benefits !

  • Surya Namaskar YagyaOrganized for Health for Humanity in January 2012, by HSSUS

    Around 1 million salutations in 2011

    Proclamations in 2011 byCity of CupertinoCity of SunnyvaleCity of MilpitasCity of New York

    10000+ individuals do it each January; Be one of them this time

  • Fun With SNY Complete Picture1&Paint Picture 2Draw a Picture similar to Picture 3 Picture 3Then carefully cut the yellow circle from Picture 3This slide for class distribution. Print student name:____________________

  • Quiz Time !Q1.What does 'Surya' mean ?a. Moonb. Sunc. Waterd. Salutation

    Q2How much time is needed for sun salutation exercise ?a. Less than 10 minutesb. 15 minutesc. 20 minsd. 25 mins

    Q3In which position is the breath held?a. Position 4b. Position 5c. Position 6d. Position 7

    Q4. What is the benefit of sun salutation exercise ?a. Better oxygenation of bloodb. Better sleepc. Tones up musclesd. Increase mental focus and concentratione. All of the above

    This slide for class distribution. Print student name:____________________

  • Sun Salutation Count !

    Do it daily and See The Difference !

    Provide Your SNY Count on Jan 29th !

  • Resourceshttp://www.hssus.org/sny/ , by HSSUS

    Benefits of Sun Salutation -http://www.healthandyoga.com/html/news/surya.html

    Surya Namaskar Philosophy Video by N.V.Raghuram

    Yoga Arts and Science: Sun Salutation, Surya Namaskar

    'Soorya Namaskar' - Key to Good Health & Long Life : Bhau Joglekar

  • Following slides are for reference only

  • Posture 1Benefits:Better oxidationExtensor muscles of vertebral column and neckInhale deeply join hands lift the arms above the head bend back (as much as you can) Try to touch the biceps to your earsclick on picture to go back

  • Posture 2Benefits:Better blood circulationStrengthen lower backIncrease the elasticity of the lungs tissue Exhale while bending forward Try to touch both palms to the ground Try to touch your forehead to the knees Keep your knees straight and firmclick on picture to go back

  • Posture 3Benefits:Improves body metabolismBuilds body defense against viruses, bacteria and other pathogens Inhale deeply take the left leg backwards touch the knees and toes to the ground bring the other leg forward such that the right thigh is touching the rib cage keep hands and elbows straight such that the palms as well as your right foot are in the same line keep your shoulders and head tilted back such that the back forms a concave shapeclick on picture to go back

  • Posture 4Benefits:Body muscles become strongEnhances reflex actionsImproves body metabolismExhale fully take your right leg back and keep both feet together keep your legs and hands straight with vision on the ground and the whole body is balanced on palms and toesclick on picture to go back

  • Posture 5Benefits:Strengthens lower backHold your breath bend your elbows so that the forehead touches the ground touch your forehead, chest, both palms, both knees, both toes to the ground stomach is lifted and the body is relaxedclick on picture to go back

  • Posture 6Benefits:Extensor muscles of the vertebral column, spinal cord and neck Inhale deeply Straighten the elbow while pushing the chest out Push your shoulders and head back look towards the sky knees and toes touching the ground spine arched in a concave curveclick on picture to go back

  • Posture 7Benefits:Complete stretching of muscles below and above the trunkExhale fully Lift the torso without shifting palms and toes touch both heels to the ground straighten arms and knees while pushing the head towards knees and try to touch the chin to your chestclick on picture to go back

  • Posture 8Benefits: Improves body metabolism Builds body defense against viruses, bacteria and other pathogens

    Repetition of Posture 3 except that this time the left leg is brought forwardclick on picture to go back

  • Posture 9Benefits: Better blood circulation Strengthen lower back Increase the elasticity of the lungs tissueRepetition of Posture 2click on picture to go back

  • Posture 10 (Same as Position 0)Benefits:

    Helps body symmetry Improves focusInhale deeply stand straight look forwardclick on picture to go back

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