How to Do Surya Namaskar – Sun Salute A Explained in Detail
Sun salute A is the basic warm up that is practiced in most yoga classes; ashtanga, vinyasa, or any flow class. Learn how to do Surya Namaskar A, (sun salute A) with correct vinyasas – with sanskrit counting, drsti and ujjayi breath. Each viyasa is a movement into a pose. There are 9 vinyasas in sun salute A.
This is the first part of the ashtanga vinyasa system. It serves as a warm up, doing forward folds and backbends, moving, creating heat and tapas, focusing the mind and preparing for the rest of the sadhana – practice. It is meant to build tapas – heat and austerity of practice.
For better understanding of Surya Namaskar A or Sun Salute A take a look at this educational video:
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Enjoy, breathe and keep practicing!
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