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Research is extremely important to support different approaches to health care and Yoga has been gaining lot of attention as Yoga Institutes, reseachers, scholars have started offering substantive clinical research evidence. In this issue Indian Yoga Association brings to you the Research Papers published by our Member Institutes and other Institutes or individuals on Surya Namaskar. Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation, a sequence of 12 yoga poses, is practice to express gratitude to the sun. It is said to have a positive impact on the body and mind.

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Title: Assessment of the Efficacy of Surya Namaskar in Management of Sthaulya
Author: Kirti Rajendra Bhati
Published in: World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 6, 1035-1044
Published on: May 2017

Suryanamaskar (Sun salutation) is combination of Asanas.Its root is found in yoga philosophy of vedic traditions. The dynamic series known as Suryanasmaskar (Sun salutation) is the best way to burn the calo­ries and reduce weight. Suryanamaskar is full Yoga by itself. It tones up the whole body & has a unique influence on endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive and nervous system, helping to correct metabolic imbalances that cause and perpetuate obesity. Practiced daily, it will help you in reducing weight but will bring flexibility to your spine and joints. It will rejuvenate you & bring in beauty and longevity. It is best done while the stomach is empty. In recent times, medical fraternity is attracted towards yoga. Suryanamas­kar is a part of yogic practices and is believed to be an all-round exercise. The present study tested efficacy of of Suryanamaskar in Sthaulya’’. The study was conducted on 150 subjects. After 45 days follow up the effect of Suryanamaskar were assessed statistically based on the performa prepared. It was observed that 45 days of Suryanamaskar practice decreases Sthaulya. In this study we found that Suryanamaskar was effec­tive in Sthaulya.

Suryanamaskar (Sun salutation) is combination of Asanas.Its root is found in yoga philosophy of vedic traditions. The dynamic series known as Suryanasmaskar (Sun salutation) is the best way to burn the calo­ries and reduce weight. Suryanamaskar is full Yoga by itself. It tones up the whole body & has a unique influence on endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive and nervous system, helping to correct metabolic imbalances that cause and perpetuate obesity. Practiced daily, it will help you in reducing weight but will bring flexibility to your spine and joints. It will rejuvenate you & bring in beauty and longevity. It is best done while the stomach is empty. In recent times, medical fraternity is attracted towards yoga. Suryanamas­kar is a part of yogic practices and is believed to be an all-round exercise. The present study tested efficacy of of Suryanamaskar in Sthaulya’’. The study was conducted on 150 subjects. After 45 days follow up the effect of Suryanamaskar were assessed statistically based on the performa prepared. It was observed that 45 days of Suryanamaskar practice decreases Sthaulya. In this study we found that Suryanamaskar was effec­tive in Sthaulya.

Title: Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation): A Path to Good Health
Published in: International Journal of Pharmacological Research, Volume 6 Issue 07
Published on: 2016
Author: Amit Vaibhav, Swati Shukla, Om Prakash Singh

Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) is an ancient and sacred yogic technique of India for expressing gratitude to the Sun. Surya Namaskar is a set of 12 Asanas (postures), It is done preferably in the morning while fac­ing the rising sun. There are numerous health benefits of Surya Namaskar for different system of the body specially musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, nervous system, respiratory and endocrinal. The heart, liver, intestine, stomach, chest, throat, legs and backbone are main benefited organs. By practicing Surya Namaskar each and every cell of body get revitalize and regenerated, therefore it is highly recom­mended by all yoga experts for healthy routine life. The regular practice of Surya Namaskar improves blood circulation throughout the body, maintains health and makes the body disease-free. Regular practice of Surya Namaskar gives strength, flexibility and vitality to the body. Sun Salutation asanas help to burn extra body fat on belly, buttocks and back by modulating endocrinal system. It also helps to regulate menstrual cycles among women and also facilitate an easy childbirth. Apart from these benefits of Surya Namaskar also help to keep the mind stress free, calm and illuminated. Thus, a regular practice of Surya Namaskar is highly recommended to keep the body and mind healthy. Though the Surya Namaskar steps are very scien­tific and practical science ancient time but still it needs advance modern scientific justification to spread it globally, keeping this thing into the mind the present review has been framed to revalidate sacred steps of Surya Namaskar on the basis of available evidence based studies.

Title: Physiological Study of Surya Namaskar, A Yogic Practice
Author: Biswajit Sinha, Tulika Dasgupta Sinha, Uday Sankar Ray
Published in: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine VOL. 17, NO. 3
Published on: May 2011 – May, 2011 Physiological Study of Surya Namaskar, A Yogic Practice

Surya Namaskar (SN), a popular yogic practice called “Sun Salutations,” is a traditional Indian yogic practice that includes practice of 12 physical postures involving alternate backward-bending and forward-bending postures with inhalation to total lung capacity (TLC) and exhalation to residual volume (RV), re­spectively. The practice of the 12 postures in succession equals one round of its practice. The knowledge of energy cost and physiological responses of practicing SN is important and forms the basis for recom­mendation of regular practice of SN as part of any training program. The primary objective of this study was to measure the time taken to perform two successive rounds of SN by a group of male yoga instructors. The secondary objective of the study was to measure the cardiorespiratory responses of practicing two consecu­tive rounds of SN at a slow and a fast pace.

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