Sun Salutations

Surya Namaskara B (Sun Salutation)

Sun Salutations are one of the best ways to energize the body, sharpen the mind, and start the day with intention and gratitude. The Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) is a yogic technique consisting of twelve postures (asanas) practiced in a consecutive sequence. Repeating the sequence several times can serve as an invigorating warm-up prior to starting your yoga routine. However, if you only have a few minutes to spare in the morning, Sun Salutations can be practiced on their own as they are a complete exercise they engages every part of the body. As the name suggests, sunrise is the ideal time for yoga, as it lays a positive foundation for the rest of the day and synchronizes your body with the rhythms of nature.

Sun Salutations

Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation) A

The Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskara (SOOR-yuh nah-muh-SKAR-uh), is a series of poses performed in a sequence to create a flow of movement. Each pose coordinates with your breathing: Inhale to extend, and exhale to bend. Sun Salutations build heat in the body and are often used as warm-up sequences for a yoga practice. The components of a Sun Salutation also make up a "vinyasa" — the series of movements used between poses in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Power Yoga.