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Saluting the Sun: The Importance of Surya Namaskara

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga Asanas

Ekam Inhale Arms rise, hands forming a prayer, eyes focused upon saluting palms. Dve Exhale. The prayer is offered forward, the body surrendering to bow down into a surrendering forward fold. And so it continues, this oscillating flow of openings and offerings, salutations and prostrations that form the morning ritual of Ashtanga practitioners throughout the world. A series of breath-linked movements, the Surya Namaskara, or Sun Salutations, is the physical invocation that...

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