About this video
A short tutorial showing you how to practice Surya Namaskar A (Sun Salutations, variation A). If you don’t have time for an hour long yoga practice, Sun Salutations are a great way to keep your practice alive. Traditionally they are practiced at sunrise to greet the new day, however they can be practiced in the afternoon for an energy fix, or in the evening to unwind from your day.
Move from posture to posture with either an inhalation or an exhalation. It’s best to breathe through your nose if that feels comfortable and try to lengthen each breath. If you are new to the practice, it may be best to start with 2 or 3 rounds. More seasoned practitioners are welcome to practice up to twelve rounds. Even just a few rounds of Surya Namaskar every day will allow your body to move more freely with greater strength, stamina, and flexibility.
Practice at your own pace.
- Lengthen and tone muscles
- Gain strength and flexibility
- Boost the immune system
- Improve posture
- Promote weight loss (when practiced at a faster pace)
- Increase mental clarity and focus