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Yoga  Sumeru  Sundaram
04/23/2014

Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar)
Health / Yoga / Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar): A warm-up pose. A series of 12 postures practiced in a flowing sequence: 1. Mountain Pose - Stand straight with your feet together. 2.


Sun Salutation
Sun Salutation, also known by its original name Surya Namaskara, is one of the most popular asanas in the western yoga culture.

Sun Salutation A
1. Begin standing in mountain pose (tadasana) with your big toes touching, hands in prayer position.

The Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar)
12 Basic Asanas
Headstand (Sirshasana)
Shoulderstand (Sarvangasana)
Plough (Halasana)
Fish (Matsyasana)
Sitting Forward bend (Paschimothanasana)
Cobra (Bhujangasana)
Locust (Shalabhasana) ...

Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskar

Yoga teachers often say that if you do only one asana a day, it should be the Sun salutation.

The Purpose of Sun Salutations
By Sarah Powers
See what it's like to repeat this for five rounds or 15 to 30 minutes. This can be the beginning of your practice or a full practice in and of itself.

SURYA NAMASKARA (THE SUN SALUTATION )
All sessions of Yoga asanas begin with the 'Surya Namaskar' or sun salutation. It is a series of gentle flowing movements synchronized with the breath.

Sun salutations are very beneficial in Obesity management, every day 24 sun salutations with a speed of 4 rounds in 1 minute gives great benefits of Yoga Asanas and exercise as well.

Sun Salutations, A and B
Surya Namaskar Ashtanga Tradition (A)
Surya Namaskar Ashtanga Tradition (B)
Surya Namaskar Sivananda Tradition ...

Sun Salutation - also known as Salute to the Sun and Surya Namaskar, is a flowing series of poses which help warm up the body and also improve strength and flexibility of the muscles and spinal column.
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SUN SALUTATION
Also called Surya Namaskar, Sun Salutation limbers up the whole body in preparation for the yoga asanas. Read our Yoga Exercise - Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) section and learn how to do this exercise.
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The Sun Salutation
There are 24 movements comprising of 12 on the right side and 12 on the left side. The Sun Salutation is not considered as asanas because it is a dynamic movement exercise. Asanas are static.

Step 3: Sun Salutations- Sun salutations will form the basis of your thrice weekly longer yoga routines. It may look confusing at first, but it will soon be second nature.
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Sun Salutation - pg. 2 of 2
7 - Sweep your chest and chin forward and up.
Press down your palms and feet, squeeze
your muscles, open the chest and lift
the crown of your head (upward dog).

Sun Salutation Pose (soor-yee-ah-nahma-skar) Surya-namaskar - The Sanskrit word surya means sun. Namaskar is the Hindi word for Namaste, from the root nam, to bow. Namaskar means salutation, salute, greeting or praise.
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Sun Salutations
Downward Facing Dog
5. Warrior, Bending, Strength and Long Holds ...

After the Sun Salutations, we transitioned into some modified yoga poses that incorporated using the wall for balance. I have never been a truly balanced person, so having something to lean against was very helpful for me.

Warm up with Sun Salutations
Mountain pose
Warrior 1
Warrior 2
Triangle
Standing forward bend, one leg forward (parsvottanasana)
Standing wide angled forward bend
Repeat all on other side
Balance pose: choose tree, dancer, eagle or warrior 3 ...

Surya Namaskara (pronounced SOOR-yah nah-mahs-KAHrah)[1] (Sanskrit: सूर्य नमस्-ार; IAST: S"rya namaskāra), known in English as Sun Salutation (lit. "salute to the sun"), is a common sequence of Hatha yoga asanas.

Surya Namaskara - Sun Salutation Article Count: 13
Yoga Bandha Mudra Kriya Article Count: 12
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The classes follow a standard format based on a routine of breathing exercises, sun salutations, a series of 12 classic yoga postures and relaxation.

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Sun salutation - surya namaskar
Headstand - shirshasana
The yoga headstand is said to be the king of asanas or chief posture among them all.
Shoulderstand - sarvangasana
The shoulder stand pose is a very good complement to the headstand.

Sessions include: Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Primary Series (or Secondary depending on the wants/needs of the individual, Closing sequence or a modified closing sequence, and a special relaxation.

Especially in surya namaskar (sun salutations) mulabandha is joyously "found", held, searched for -- throughout, maintained, and leads (rather than being "held".

Sun salutations are a common pick because these poses generally are good for the entire body. After sun salutations, you can do standing yoga poses, pelvic tilts, different stretches and finally ending with Corpse Pose (shavasana).

Bhujangasana known as the Cobra pose is one of the standard poses in the Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) sequence. The term has been coined from Sanskrit words bhujanga means cobra or snake and asana means pose.

Thoroughly warm your whole body with the Sun Salutation, Downward Dog and gentler backbends like the Cobra. Please note: If you have not done this pose before, work with a teacher or with a modified version.

It begins with a number of repetitions of Surya Namaskar (sun salutations), and the various asanas are linked between them by a transition sequence called a Vinyasa, in which movement is consciously synchronized with the breath.

Sivananda Yoga has a series of 12 poses, with the Sun Salutation, breathing exercises, relaxation, and mantra chanting as the basis. These are the elements in a typical class: ...

Whether you are looking to perfect your practice or just completed your first Sun Salutation, SELF's yoga guide will provide you with fantastic workouts, playlists, yoga-friendly foods and more. Namaste!
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The glossary includes sun breaths, Sun Salutation As, standing shoulder openers, standing external hip openers, standing balances, standing twists, core poses and mini sequences, backbends, seated postures, and reclined postures.

Surya Namakara: Sun salutations - a series of Yoga postures honoring the sun.

vinyasa - a sequence of 2 or more asanas performed in fluid motion; the most familiar of which is the classical surya namaskar, or sun salutation. literal: nyasa "to place" + vi "in a special way"
च-्रं ...

Vinyasa. Steady flow of connected Yoga postures linked with breath work in a continuous movement. An example is sun salutation.

Sometimes I even refer to it to my students as "downward cheetah". It is one of the corner stone poses in Sun Salutations (Suryanamskar), so if you do Ashtanga, Power, Hatha or some types of Iyengar yoga, you will probably do this pose a lot. ...

If fatigue is due to poor circulation, use Inversions as well as the Sun Salutations to circulate blood, oxygen and nutrients.

after 8 weeks, come half-Sirsasana (modified headstand with feet on the ground), Salabhasana (locust), Vyghrasana (cat), Dhanurasana (bow), Ardha-matsyendrasana (simple twist). In the last weeks of the program one is introduced to Sun Salutation and ...

See also: See also: Yoga, Breath, Asana, Body, Stretch

Yoga  Sumeru  Sundaram
04/23/2014

 
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