Surya Namaskara (or Sun Salutation) is a warm up routine based on a sequence of linked asanas and refers to the symbolism of Sun as the soul and the source of all life.

Uttanasana (Standing Forward Fold)

Uttanasana (Standing Forward Fold) (OOT-tan-AHS-anna) / ut = “intense” + tan = “to stretch or extend” EXHALE swan dive folding forward. Pivot at the hip joint making your spine long. Place your hands as close to your feet as you can in line with the toes, or just touch your ankles. Chin to shins if you [...]

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Urdhva Hastasana (Upward hands)

Urdhva Hastasana (Upward hands) (oord-vah hahs-TAHS-anna) / urdhva = “raised (or upward)” + hasta = “hand” INSTRUCTIONS INHALE roll your palms our raising the hands above the head, palms together. Lift the chest (heart) and arch the back a little (do not over-arch). Core is engaged. Neck is long. Look up…and gaze at the [...]

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