When we are performing yoga asana it is an complete exercise code by itself and it is more than an exercise code.
It is a way to unite with the higher consciousness. In order to experience the unison with the higher consciousness you need to prepare your body and mind. In order to prepare your body you need a tool, In ancient India yogis and saints have developed the code of Yoga Asana and Paranayama which if practiced daily can transform your life.
Yoga asana are a great tool to transform not just the physical appearance of the body but the changes also takes place at the cellular levels and at the level of the consciousness.
You can increase your level of consciousness by holding a particular asana for an extended period of time.
The best time to perfrom yoga asana are morning near sunrise or evening near sun set.
The starting yoga asanas can be namaskara pose , surya namaskara etc.
Surya namaskar is an complete code of Yoga asan by itself it leads to exercise of the complete body. All the muscles are involved in the practice of suryanamaskara.