Good for Your Muscles and Joints: Surya Namaskar is good for the joints as well as the muscles. It is especially good for shoulder, neck and leg muscles. When done correctly, it also improves posture and balance. Plus, it improves flexibility in the spine and limbs, and can also help increase height.
Improves Digestion: The sequence of yoga postures in Surya Namaskar is good for the digestive system. It helps increase blood flow to the digestive tract and stimulate intestinal action for smooth digestion as well as elimination. Plus, it can help get rid of constipation and dyspepsia.
Treats Insomnia: This yoga exercise can be of great help to cope with insomnia and other sleep-related disorders. The unique combination of relaxing physical exercises and breathing techniques helps calm the mind as well as the body. This in turn helps promote sound sleep and increase sleep efficiency as well as total sleep time.
Controls Diabetes: Surya Namaskar is also beneficial for those who suffer from diabetes. Some of the yoga postures help stimulate the pancreas by exerting pressure on it as well as improve the production and use of insulin. Plus, it improves blood flow throughout the body.