20 June 2016

Stamps on Surya Namaskar released ....

Date of Issue : 20 June 2016

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi released the commemorative stamps on Surya Namaskara, ahead of the International Day of Yoga - 2016, in New Delhi on 20th June, 2016 in presence of the Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Health & Family Welfare, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, the Cabinet Secretary, Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha, the Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Dr. P.K. Mishra, the Secretary of AYUSH, Shri Ajit M. Sharan and Shri S K Sinha, Secretary (Posts) & Chairman, PS Board (Addl. Charge) and Member (Planning).

Courtesy - Prashant Pandya

Surya Namaskar is a scientific technique combining twelve asanas in a sequence. Its origins lie in India where its large Hindu population worships Surya, the Hindu solar deity

Benefits :
Warms up and prepares the body for asana practice. Lubricates and increases the blood supply to the joints. Stretches and strengthens the whole body. Improves efficiency of the internal organs. Helps to detoxify the body.  Useful for weight loss when practiced as an exercise. Helps to balance the endocrine system.The particular breathing sequence strengthens the lungs.

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