How to Practice a Classical Sun Salutation

Need a nice Yoga flow to practice in the morning? This sequence is called a Classical Sun Salutation. It warms up all the major muscle groups in your body! Have no time to practice? Just do 3 rounds of this to start your day!

  1. At the top of the mat, stand with your feet together, hands at your heart
  2. Inhale arms forward and up
  3. Exhale as you fold forward (Uttanasana)
  4. Inhale the left leg back, knee lowers (Chest lifted, fingertips down).
  5. Exhale step right leg back to Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
  6. Inhale...
  7. Exhale as you lower your knees chest and chin to the ground (Crocodile/Ashtanga Namaskara)
  8. Inhale as you slide onto the belly, chest lifts to Cobra (Bhujangasana)
  9. Exhale to Down Dog
  10. Inhale left leg forward (back knee lowers), fingertips down, chest lifts
  11. Exhale step right leg forward, forward fold.
  12. Inhale arms forward and up
  13. Exhale, hands to heart.

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To see the sequence done in one take, check out my video below! Let me know how it went for you in the comments below!

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