Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) is a series of physical postures that flex and stretch the body. When practiced daily, the series provides benefits for body and mind. Practicing Surya strengthens muscules, stimulates cardiovascular system, improves flexibility, regulates heartbeat, activates digestion, facilitates mindfulness and regulates breathing.
The complete series is 12 repetitions for each leg, which should take 15-20 minutes. There are variations of the sequence, but postures remain more or less the same.
Preferably practiced early, facing the sun, on an empty stomach.