Hatha Yoga Sun Salutations are a series of 12 poses that are performed in a slow and deliberate manner.
The purpose of the sequence is to warm up the body and prepare it for the more challenging poses that will be performed later in the class.
5 min morning Sun Salutations also can be performed alone, especially if you do not have much time for full yoga class practice and can benefit from various effects of Surya Namaskar on the body.
Sun Salutation stretches and warms up the stiff muscles. Improve digestion, help blood flow, and can be helpful for improving the menstrual cycle in women.
In Ashtanga Sun Salutation sequence begins with Standing Namaste Pose (Tadasana). From here, you will inhale and raise your arms overhead.
As you exhale, you will fold forward from the hips, keeping your spine straight. Inhale to Halfway Lift, and then exhale as you lower your torso and head to the floor.
Next, you will inhale and come into Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana). From here, you will exhale and press back into Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana).
Inhale to look forward and step or jump your feet forward to come into Low Plank Pose. Exhale to push back into Downward Facing Dog and so on. But today we will look at how to perform traditional Hatha Sun salutation. Let’s begin here.