Surya Namaskar

100 Happy Days – Day 60

Happiness is more and more Surya Namaskar

I joined for Yoga in my 4th standard. Our Yoga sir was a wonderful person and guided us slowly through different asanas. I remember doing Sirsana(headstand) quite well. My favorite has been Sarvangasana and even now I can do it almost perfectly.

After my schooling, I never practiced Yoga frequently. I always made up my mind to do it every morning. I did 2 rounds maximum and got bored. But since the last two days, things have changed. Yesterday, I did 5 sets; 10 rounds of Surya Namaskar which I stopped only because my legs wobbled and my hands couldn’t lift my body off the floor. Today again, I did 5 sets.

I do have some pains but they aren’t as bad as my days in the gym. I can easily push the pains to the back of my mind. Besides, now that it seems to be working, I am excited. If I continue this routine, I’ll finally make my dream come true. The dream of becoming a ‘Yogini’ (as in, a frequent Yoga doer.)

Source

Surya Namaskar

It is our salutation to the Sun God – A set of 12 postures that increases blood circulation and improves flexibility in different parts of our body. If practiced at a slow pace – inhaling and exhaling at the right points – it also regularizes our breathing. If your aim is simply to burn calories, a faster pace would help. Each of these postures give emphasis to each of our body parts. It is always best to learn this under the guidance of a teacher.

In the hopes that my endeavor will continue, I sign off. 🙂

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14 Comments

  1. Shruti gopinath

    Yogini Ranjuuuuu! I had yoga in school 11th and 12th ie but was never good or rather never stuck around for long. I remember going for yoga three years back and that too again for a month. For that whole month I felt sleepy all day. 🙁 Now I do surya namaskar five sets daily… and some other easy ones. Two three days aai madichi parua njan! Have to start again 🙂

    1. Rangelz

      That was my state when I went to gym. I slept everywhere after the gym. 😀 And the pains! I took a minute to sit down and 2 to get up. It was a nightmare 😛
      5 sets daily sounds good 😀 Madi pidikkalle. Cheyu cheyu 😀

        1. Rangelz

          Hehe chumma pinnem thudangenne 😛

  2. Stardust

    Reminds me of my yoga days or rather my attempt to learn yoga days :p. The after effects were so catastrophic that i dreaded to go after the first week, I wish i had the enthu to continue… anyways Good Luck for your Yogini thing 🙂

    1. Rangelz

      Had I begun Yoga classes for the first time now, I would have run. But maybe because I was in touch every week, it doesn’t feel too difficult.
      Thanks for the wish 😀

  3. Hargun Wahi

    Hey! I’m too on my recalling back the forgotten yoga lessons spree! And guess what, I started with surya namaskar as well 😉
    Same pinch and my best wishes to you in this 100 happy days adventure 🙂

    1. Rangelz

      Haha what a coincidence! 😀 I hope you too become a regular Yogini. Thank you dear fro your wishes 🙂

      1. Hargun Wahi

        I Hope so too 🙂
        You’re welcome !

  4. rumadak

    My dad taught me this ages ago. I do it on and off time to time.
    You reminded me 🙂

    1. Rangelz

      I am glad 😀 So did you do it again? 🙂

      1. rumadak

        Not yet, but soon! Learning breathing techniques now 🙂

  5. Belle Papillon 24/7

    nice post… I just recently started again. It will take a while to get my flexibility back 🙁
    NAMASTE!
    LIVE ❤ LAUGH … BELLE PAPILLON

    1. Ranjini

      Thank you 🙂 I hope you continue this. I stopped long ago. Got to start over again 🙂

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