Surya Namaskar links together twelve asanas performed in a dynamic series so that they alternately stretch the spine backwards and forwards. Surya Namaskar practiced during in the morning relieves stiffness, revitalises the body and refreshes the mind. For an instant boost, practice it during the day. To unwind after a hectic day practice it after sundown. Surya Namaskar stimulates the cardiovascular system, the digestive system as well as the nervous system. Regular practice brings about hormonal balance by ensuring normal functioning of endocrinal glands like the thyroid, parathyroid and pituitary glands.