8 yoga poses that make 1 Surya Namaskar

Published on:6 June 2022, 09:00am IST

From Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif to Alia Bhatt, everyone is a Surya Namaskar fan! And we’re sure you would be one too if you give it a shot! That’s because this yoga flow consists of eight basic yoga poses that work on your body from head to toe.

1/8

Tadasana aka Mountain Pose: Surya Namaskar starts with a mountain pose. If you have posture issues and if your body lacks agility then you must do this pose. It also helps in better blood circulation and the stretch of it relaxes all the muscles in your body. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2/8

Urdhva Hastasana aka Upward Salute: From standing, you move to give your body a gentle little stretch by bending backwards with an upward salute. This one opens up your upper body, especially your chest and shoulders. It is also considered great for your belly and side areas plus it aids in better mental well-being too. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3/8

Uttanasana aka Standing Forward Bend: Love it or hate it but if you are unable to do it, it is a clear sign that you have a stiff body. It is not necessary that in the first go you will be able to touch your feet but if you practice it daily then a day will come when you will be able to rock it. Standing forward bend is great for your back muscles, especially the lower back. It releases tension from that area and makes it more flexi. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4/8

Low Lunge aka Anjaneyasana: If you want to tone your legs and get your bums to be back in shape, this yoga pose won’t disappoint you. A low lunge is a full leg stretch that will ensure that every muscle in your lower body is stretched to the T so that the area can be strengthened and you get a toned and more agile body. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

5/8

Plank Pose: Well, we all know that when it comes to core strength, nothing beats plank pose. Other than that, it also helps in improving metabolism, helps you get a good posture, and to your surprise improves mental well-being too. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

6/8

Chaturanga Dandasana aka Four-Limbed Staff Pose: A weak upper body means low performance when it comes to fitness. Plus, it also means muscle soreness and more wear and tear. To avoid all this four-limb stand pose is your go-to pose. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

7/8

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana aka Upward-Facing Dog Pose: Tone your arms, open up your chest, strengthen your wrist, and make your back stronger than ever with an upward-facing dog yoga pose. It is a fab pose to perform daily and even beginners can go for it. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

8/8

Uttanasana aka Standing Forward Bend: Love it or hate it but if you are unable to do it, it is a clear sign that you have a stiff body. It is not necessary that in the first go you will be able to touch your feet but if you practice it daily then a day will come when you will be able to rock it. Standing forward bend is great for your back muscles, especially the lower back. It releases tension from that area and makes it more flexi. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

NEXT GALLERY