Surya Namaskar A

Surya Namaskar A is a sun salutation. This salute to the sun is the first in the series of  Salutations. Traditionally a sun salute is done in the morning to greet the new day. This can be considered a full practice since it contains all the necessary elements; breath, forward  folds,  backbends and core. Begin by practicing each step, spending a few breaths in each pose. When you feel comfortable with the sequence you can eventually move at a pace that is one movement per breath. Inhale for backbends and exhale for forward bends. When you feel your ready, try doing 5 cycles of Surya Namaskar A. I have shown stepping back to plank. If you choose to jump back, land in Chaturanga with the elbows bent. This is safer for the joints as it’s less jarring to the body. I have not included the best photo of Chaturanga so be mindful that the elbows are over the wrists, like in Cobra pose. For the end I have shown hopping forward, you could also walk the feet up to the front of the mat. Have fun with your mini practice getting a great start to your day!

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