Surya Namaskar or Salute to the Sun or Sun Salutation, is a practice in Yoga that incorporates a flow sequence of gracefully linked asanas (postures). Each movement is coordinated with the breath as you Inhale you extend or stretch, and as you exhale you fold or contract. The Sun Salutation builds strength and increases flexibility.

Surya Namaskar sequence is a great way to rise and get your body moving. If you start your day with your Sun Salutations, modify the first few rounds as you wake the body up.

Not only do sun salutes increase flexibility and strength by they clear your energy pathways as you move your body in all directions.  It helps to invigorate the body while creating space.

In this video I show you the full expression of Surya Namaskar. I sometimes modify it during class, so you will see me doing downward facing dog before planks, however if you want to stick to the sun salutation original sequence just do the downward dog at the end of the salute.

The postures included in sun salutations A are:

Tadasana (Mountain pose)-Urdvha Tadasana  ( arching up the spine in tadasana)-Uttanasana (Forward fold) – Ardha Uttanasana (1/2 way forward fold) – Chatarunga Dundasana  -Urdhva Muhka Svasana (Upward facing dog) / or cobra  – Adho musk Svasana (Downward facing dog) – Ardha Uttanasana -Uttanasana  -Urdvha Tadasana  -Tadasana

Standing Sun Salutation Link:  https://vimeo.com/501845165/8fe2c1dc35

In this video I show you a variation of Surya Namaskar using the chair. This is a great variation version if you haven’t practiced sun salutes before, or if you suffer from wrist pain or back problems.

Sun Salutation with the use of the chair Link: https://vimeo.com/501844799/aa00718d09

 In this video I show you a variation of Surya Namaskar on the mat.

This is a great variation version if you haven’t practiced sun salutes before, or if you suffer from wrist pain or back problems. Also this  can be a great start way to build your  sun salute foundation.

  Sun Salutation : kneeling variation Link:   https://vimeo.com/501845016/36ac324d9f

It’s important to always avoid pain. You need to adjust the posture to you . Your expression of the posture will look different than mine as we have different bodies’ anatomy and bodies’ histories.

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