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3 years ago, I had joined an Artistic Yoga session 3 days a week.

It was the weight loss benefit of Artistic Yoga that first inspired me to join but I still wanted to see what the whole set-up was about before I decided whether I wanted to continue. I liked what I saw and continue I did. (For 6 months. Then I got pregnant and had to quit).

The session included a routine called the Surya Namaskar, which is considered to be the most beneficial work-out for your entire body.

Benefits of Surya Namaskar

Once I got used to the routine, I could do 40 work-outs with one 2-minute break.

Although losing weight was what was top-priority for me, it quickly became an experience that I waited eagerly for. I could soooo feel the difference in my body. It was invigorating and I soon felt that I could just about conquer anything 🙂 . My mind became fresh and clear and my body felt more fitter. The sluggish, tired, stressed and burned-out feeling that I used to have, disappeared too..

Its been 3 and a half years since I did the Surya Namaskar and today, I decided, I would do this routine from home. I could only do 16 before my body screamed STOP!

But I intend to stick to this everyday because, honestly, I miss that feeling of well-being.

The link to watch how the routine is done can be found here (although mine was a fast-paced one; doing the 12 steps quickly) :

Hope this helps you too!