A Guide to Sun Salutations

I found this on StubleUpon somewhere and thought this was a cool way to represent the flow of postures when practicing Sun Salutations.  Something to remember when practicing yoga is that you are always moving with your breath.  As a general rule of thumb, your inhale comes when you raise the arms over head and on up-dogs, and your exhale is released on forward folds and down-dogs.  If you are already familiar Sun Salutation A, but have not gone further in your practice then this is a good resource to reference modifications and deepen your yogic practice.

Print this out and hang on your wall for best results.

And if you don’t “do” yoga, you can start by taking a couple minutes every morning when you get out of bed and doing Half Surya Namaskara just to loosen up your muscles, get some blood flowing, and wake up your spine.  I Googled Sun Salutations and found this nice little post outlining the basics of this simple, yet highly beneficial exercise.(http://www.artofliving.org/sun-salutation)  Here is another article that goes deeper into the benefits of this practice (http://www.healthandyoga.com/html/news/surya.html).


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