Surya Namaskara is an ancient way to begin the day with the worship of the sunrise. This page is dedicated to ancient prayer flows to and deep appreciation for each day.
Stand in Tadasana.
Place the palm together. It feels more sacred and that is what this art is about.
(Tip! Feel a straight line from the heels to the top of the head and even beyond.)
Inhale into a backbend.
(Tip! The backbend shown is quite deep. It is healthier to enter a gentle backbend.)
Exhale into a forward bend.
Inhale and step the right leg back.
Exhale straighten the right leg as much as possible.
Inhale and bend the leg again. Repeat this motion a number of times
entering light boundaries to begin with.
Exhale and place the left knee down and stretch the left hip.
Begin to flow up and down with the upper body using the arms as aid. Sway
the hips form side to side as you do this as it will open them more.
Hold up there and open the arms out. Try to feel your heart
opening. Overstretching will result in the heart chakra being supressed.
Inhale slowly stretching the arms up and
round. When they pass the shoulders place the palms together briefly in
prayer position before taking them down in front of you.