Foundational Yoga: Sun Salute B

Following on from Sun Salute A, Sun Salute B (Surya Namaskara B) continues to warm the body and incorporates Warrior I and Seated Chair (utkatasana). One breath to one movement creates a powerful flow and brings focus to the breath. Repeat 3-5 times following Sun Salute A.


 
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Begin in tadasana (standing mountain pose)

Take a long exhale, then inhale, lift the arms above your head

Exhale, bend your knees and sink down bending the hips and knees for seated chair. Take an extra breath in

Exhale, fold forward, lying your belly on thighs

Inhale and bring the spine to parallel with the ground, knees soft

Exhale to fold and place the hands on the ground

Inhale and step or jump back to a high plank

Exhale to low plank (knees can be on the ground)

Inhale to cobra or upward facing dog

Exhale to tuck the toes and press back to downward facing dog

Step one foot between the hands and inhale to lift the arms into Warrior I

Exhale to frame the foot with the hands and step back to high plank and down to low plank

Inhale to upward facing dog

 

Repeat 5-10 times keeping the core engaged throughout to protect your spine and dropping the knees if that’s what will serve your body best.

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