Daily Sun Salutation Yoga Practice: Surya Namaskar A & B

Video description:

This is an 18 minute Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation follow-along practice. It’s a great way to wake up in the morning, or to end your day. While there are modifications for beginners, poses are not described in great detail so if you are brand new to yoga, you may fare better with a more tutorial-like video. This video is practice oriented, with 5 repetitions of Surya Namaskar A and 5 of Surya Namaskar B. While these sequences are taken from the Ashtanga tradition, Forrest Yoga modifications have been given for a few of the asanas, including lengthening the back of your neck at all times in order to reduce neck and upper back pain which I find sometimes accumulates from lots of sun salutes. 

My name is Shiva Reinhardt and I am a yoga teacher at the Blue Lotus Healing Arts Center in Ruidoso, NM. Our website is http://www.ruidosodayspa.com

Music from http://www.magnatune.com under the Creative Commons license: Artist: Hans Christian, Album: Rumi Symphony, Song: Divine Love

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  1. Yoga Man says

    I’m surprised that you are a teacher. You do not stand straight in Mountain Pose. Your knees are bent in Forward Fold. You skip the Plank Pose.


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