A Yogi’s Guide to Sun Salutations

Yoga | Yoga for Beginners

The Sun Salutations are a key part of yoga asana practice, and is often the first yoga sequence that students learn in their yoga classes. But did you know that there are several versions of Sun Salutation?

When you don’t have time to do a full class, or even just a half hour to get on your mat, this sequence of yoga poses can be enough to already make you feel invigorated and get your practice in for the day.

To help you understand Sun Salutations better, we put together a quick guide to give you a 101, plus extra tips, on everything Surya Namaskar.

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Credit: Kino MacGregor Credit: Kino MacGregor

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Once the breath-movement sequence is firmly established in Surya Namaskara A, the remainder of the more complex sequences can be performed with ease and control. Read more…

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This summer sun salutation is aimed at slowing the pace and dialing down the intensity. It’s a cooler and calmer version of a typical sun salutation that’s aimed at moving the body and mind without creating tension. Read more…

Sun Salutation Yoga Flow

This is a non-stop flow where we’ll go through a couple traditional sun salutations (suryanamaskar A & B) to build just a little heat. Read more…

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