All About Sun Salutations

What is a sun salutation?

Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar A and B) are foundational sequences that initiate the rhythm of a yoga flow. The name is derived from the Sanskrit words “Sūrya” meaning sun and “Namaskāra” meaning greeting or salute. Completing just a few rounds of these sequences can build heat through the entire body and link breath with movement for a mindful yoga practice.

The sun salutation sequence is made up of eight asanas:

  • Tadasana (mountain pose)
  • Urdhva Hastasana (upward…



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