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This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Do A Sun Salutation Every Morning

For me, the mornings are so important. They set the stage for my entire day. A quick glass of water, maybe some coffee or tea, and the sun salutation is how I start it. Why?

Surya Namaskar, otherwise known as the sun salutation, is an excellent way to get your day started because it gets the heart beating and helps your mind relax. The technique is believed to be 2,500 years old and was originally created as a way for people to honor and worship the sun, giving it thanks for rising again.

The sun salutation helps with numerous things. It can improve digestion, circulation, and heart health while burning calories, improving muscle tone, and powering up the nervous system. The best part? With a little practice, anyone can master it.

Check out the GIF and video below for a thorough how-to.

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