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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)
Bow (Dhanurasana)
Spinal twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana) ...

Tip #9: Sun Salutation Can Be A Warm-Up Or A Stand-Alone Exercise
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Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskar

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

~s 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.

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Surya Namaskar Ashtanga Tradition (A)
Surya Namaskar Ashtanga Tradition (B)
Surya Namaskar Sivananda Tradition ...

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Many people move through several rounds of Surya Namaskar before beginning the rest of their yoga practice. Here, we show […]
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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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There are 24 movements comprising of 12 on the right side and 12 on the left side. The ~ 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.
Day One
1. Warm up with your daily stretch routine, completing steps 1-6 of the sequence.

~ 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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Downward Facing Dog
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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. However, the other participants in the class did not use their walls at all.

Warm up with Sun Salutations
Mountain pose
Warrior 1
Warrior 2
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 ...

stewaspe000 - Sun salutations are not going to really increase your flexibility but they can maintain your current level. You need to hold a pose / stretch for about 30 seconds before you start to increase your flexibility.

Surya Namaskara (IPA: [suːrjɐ nɐmɐskɐːrɐ]; IAST: S"rya Namaskāra) also known in English as Sun Salutation (lit. "salute to the sun") is a common sequence of asanas. Its origins lie in India where its large Hindu population worships Surya, the Hindu solar deity.

"Surya Namaskar (sun salutation) is not an asana, as technically it does not function to provide the 'stead and pleasurable' state of Asana. It is, rather, an important kriya used for the support and sustenance of the body.

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.

~ - 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.
Plough - halasana
Fish - matsyasana ...

~s 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.

But when a series of Sun Salutations, including multiple Downward Dogs, began to bother her arm, he didn't notice her stopping and stretching. Sarner carried on through the end of the class; her play-through-the-pain attitude had served her well in other activities.

1. 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. The Camel is not recommended for those with back or neck injuries.

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.

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"
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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. ...

  In some schools of yoga, such as the Ashtanga school, practice sessions are arranged into vinyasa or practice series.   One famous and ancient vinyasa practiced by all schools of yoga is the Surya Namaskar or "sun salutation." ...

Surya Namaskar (~)
Tada Asana (Mountain pose)
Trikona Asana (Triangle pose)
Ugra Asana (Powerful posture)
Sutra Asana (Camel posture)
Vajra Asana (Diamond posture)
Vira Asana (Hero posture)
Vriksha Asana (Tree pose)
Vrischika Asana (Scorpion pose) ...

A series of poses (asanas) which build heat in the body. A worship of the sun.
Sushumna nadi
Main energy channel in yoga, in the centre of the spinal cord through which kundalini shakti flows.
Sutra neti
Yogic technique to cleanse the nasal passage using aspecial thread.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Yoga, Asana, Health, Prana, Body?

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