Health Benefits of Namaz You Never Thought About
The way of Muslims practice to pray is called Namaz. They have many poses while praying which we don’t know and each of them have their own health benefits. The various phases of their Namaz include Niyat, Ruku or Rukoo, Sajda and the final stage where the person completes his Namaz. After you get to know about these phases and their benefits, you will understand that these phases are also available in Yoga. They quite similar to the Yoga poses. Let us now check the various phases and their benefits here today.
The very first stage of Namaaz is Niyat in which the person stands with feet together, raises arms and puts them below the chest. He keeps his palms one above the other.
This is very much beneficial for mind and body due to the placement of hands below chest. It exactly coincides with the heart chakra which corresponds to the cardiac plexus governing the thymus functioning. This position controls the functions of lungs, heart and entire circulatory system. It also controls emotions and compassion providing reined emotions. This chakra also helps the mind relax and focus. The person then becomes able to connect to the cosmic energy.
2. Ruku or Rukoo
In the second phase the person bends at his waist and puts the palms on the knees and this position is called as Ruku or Rukoo.
It is just the same as Ardha Uttanasana in Yoga. It helps your back muscle flexible and stimulates the organs in your abdomen. It strengthens muscles in the back and stimulates functioning of kidneys, increases blood flow to the brain, face, lungs, etc. It stretches out hamstrings and relieves back pain and stiffness.
In the third phase, the person sits with legs folded under him and feet crossed under buttocks. He bends forwards and puts his forehead touching the floor in such a manner that both forehead and nose touch it. He also puts his hands on the ground just either sides of his head.
This pose is close to the pose, Vajrasana in Yoga. It stimulates digestive system and relaxed mind. Your heels massage the kandha placed 12” above anus where 72000 nerves converge. Bending keeps your cartilage in knees healthy as well. Touching forehead and nose to the gound creates closed loop of magnetic energy which helps greatly in aligning chakras and helps them work well.
4. Final Stage
The person then rises after finishing the Namaz and turns his head to the right and to the left which means he completed his prayer.
While moving the head right and left, the head stretches the muscles in the neck and the shoulders which relaxes the body.
The Overall Benefits
If Namaz is performed 5 times a day and if these positions are performed many times, he/she stays healthy fit by grinding their energy levels up. This helps them stay focused and calm.
Now that you all know the importance of Namaz and its health benefits and if you are a Muslim then thank yourself and perform it religiously. Even if you are a non-Muslim, there is nothing to worry about. All these poses are available in Yoga as well. Do these poses regularly to stay fit.
Hope you will the Health Benefits of Namaz positions soon with practice.
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