Suryanamaskar is one of the best forms of warmup exercise. One cycle of Surya namaskar consists of 12 yoga poses which has alternate contraction and extension of all the muscles of the body. It is often said that 95-97% of the muscles are switch on after performing Surya namaskar.It has twin fold benefit in the sense that impure blood is removed from the body and pure blood forms also it tones all the muscles of the body right from head to toe.
However, while performing Surya namaskar care should be taken on proper asanas and body alignment. Deepening of the asanas will create the very good impact on the body. Slight modifications can be done for those who are unable to do it properly. It gives physical as well as psychological wellbeing if performed with proper mantras. The 12 Surya god names along with mantras are chanted to have a holistic development of the mind, body and spirit
Thus, it is often said when you are doing yoga for weight loss, 12 doses of Surya namaskar are enough to have a healthy body and it leaves you active throughout the day!Only if done with proper alignment!