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Without the Sun there would be no life on Earth, and the Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) is an ancient practice in yoga to show gratitude to the Sun, which is the source of all life forms.

This practice consists of a sequence of 12 asanas, repeated 9 times, which stimulates the chakras and helps to calm the mind. It is noteworthy that when you regularly practice Sun Salutation, you notice some exceptional benefits throughout the body. The intense and powerful asanas in this practice have an incredible impact on the stomach, liver, heart, intestines, chest, neck and legs, which means that the whole body, from head to toe, benefits from improvements. Sun Salutation also improves blood circulation throughout the body, which ensures the proper functioning of the intestines, stomach and nervous system.

How many calories do you lose in one set of Sun Salutation?

A single round of this yoga practice helps you burn up to 13.90 calories (for someone who is average weight). With this reference point, you can decide how many sets to make. Through practice, ideally you should be able to do 108. And as you strive to reach this number, you will feel fitter and more toned.

How many calories do you burn in a 30-minute workout?

For an overview, below are how many calories you can burn in 30 minutes of different workouts:

  • Weightlifting: 199 calories

  • Tennis: 232 calories

  • Basketball: 265 calories

  • Beach volleyball: 265 calories

  • Football: 298 calories

  • Cycling (approx. 15 km / h): 331 calories

  • Mountaineering: 364 calories

  • Running (12 km / h): 414 calories

  • Surya Namaskar: 417 calories

Choose to do something different!

Discover your well-being and register, free of charge, for the 108 SUN SALUTATIONS EXPERIENCE session, from June 18, 2021. The live session is held by Sabrina on the occasion of International Day of Yoga (which is celebrated annually, on June 21). Sabrina is a certified Yoga Alliance instructor (200hr Teacher Training Program). Sabrina studied yoga in the holy city of Rishikesh (India), located right at the foot of the Himalayas, known as the world capital of Yoga. To register for a special experience, access:


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