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21 Surya Namaskars for 21 Days of India Lockdown

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Sunwoman by David Hofmann

If you are reading this, it means you’re still alive and kicking. There is a global pandemic out there, and we are hidden inside. Well, the present conditions surely demand social distancing and isolation in the light of very little progress in getting a cure for corona. The only current weapons we have got on our end is to stay healthy, work on better habits that can empower our immune system and perhaps keep our donkeys moving away from constant binge-watching.

Remember that cool guitar lessons you never took. The pup you never had time to play with. The dance move and the lover you never messed with. Now is your time baby!

Watching the same news over and over can be stressful. Working from can not be joyous when your whole family is having a stress full time? Or can it be? The office work done half-heartedly without your cheerful colleagues can be one hell of a task to do. Take a leap. It is the call of the hour. Mental stress can be daunting to your immune system and it is quite known.

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India has been in an extended lockdown. The curfew just got extended to the next 21 days when everyone was thinking it to be over by 31st only. God forbid, what would happen if it needs to again get extended? With the corona outbreak taking the economy on unexpected turns, we all are having our fingers crossed. But the chain of the virus needs to be broken. And the flame of hope kept high.

Do you know the importance of 21?

21 day period has a special significance in building and breaking of habits. It has been claimed that any activity performed for consecutive 21 days can form a habit which may then on go easy in the daily schedule. Contrarily, a discontinuity of habit for 21 days can also get rid of the bad ones.

Masses are helping the masses, in ways possible. Though these 21 days of lockdown have been extremely daunting to few, others have totally taken up the opportunity to make the best use of leisure. After all, it might be the longest captive you can ever witness in your one life. Why should you not make the best of it?

We First Make Our Habits and Then Our Habits Make Us – John Dryden

Caring for our physical well being, we shall also keep our minds sound to cope up with the difficult time. Though you can sure take up on 21 Burpees, 21 pushups, 21 pull-ups or maybe try plank. We suggest Surya Salutations over them. We have moved back to namaste from the handshake. Take it on a similar note and try the step back.

Surya Namaskars or Surya Salutations

Surya Namaskar has been practiced for ages in Indian Culture. The practice has multiple benefits on physical, mental and spiritual grounds. Surya Namaskars are the closest resemblance to Surya kriya. Surya Salutations bring together 12 yogic postures in a cyclic manner and doesn’t require any warm-ups or cool down. Controlled by rhythmic breathing the Surya namaskars inculcate a sense of peace among practitioners.

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Major postures in a Surya Namaskars

Prayer Pose (Pranamasana)
Raised Hands Pose(Hasta Uttanasaa)
Standing Forward Fold (Pada Hastasana)
Equestrian Pose (Ashwa Sanchalanasana)
Mountain Pose (Parvatsana)
Eight limb Salutation (Ashtanga Namaskara)
Cobra Pose(Bhujangasana)

Try performing up to 21 salutations, go slow building the form and flow.

Benefits of Surya Salutation

  • Boosts Immunity
  • Better Digestive and Respiratory system
  • Height growth and better body postures
  • Regulates biological cycle among Women
  • Promotes healthy glowing skin and hairs
  • Shreds unnecessary fats and builds muscles
  • Strengthen multiple body joints and bones
  • Releases stress and toxins
  • Inhibits Insomnia
  • Improves Flexibility and Blood flow

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Take these 21 days as an opportunity to bring a change. A lot is there to be done everyday. Nature is demanding a change in our lifestyle and choice.

And a small change starting from us counts too.

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