The Sun salutation
Start every day
with the Sun salutation. It makes you strong, relaxed, joyful and full of
When you just start
I advise you to start slowly by doing the sun salutation three times.
If you feel that
your body is reacting well, you can expand it slowly till seven or ten times.
It is important to
lay down in the relaxation posture for a moment after you have finished the
whole series. Feel the energy, which has been freed, flowing through your body.
The Sun salutation
brings equilibrium on all energy levels: physical, emotional and spiritual.
joints, glands, organs and your nervous system are stimulated.
Because heart and
lungs have to work a little harder, they are also strengthened.
Because breath and
movement are synchronous your thoughts will become more quiet by which you will
Description of the different phases
of the sun salutation
1. Stand relaxed
with your feet next to each other. Bring your hands in front of your breast.
Follow the breath
2. Put your right
hand on your left, bring them down. Look to your hands and exhale.
3. Follow your
hands up and inhale deeply
4. While you exhale
completely, bring your hands next to your feet and your head in the direction of
5. While you
inhale, put your left leg to the back with one big step, lift your breast out of
it and look upwards.
6. Keep your breath
and bring also your right leg to the back. Put your heels in the direction of
the ground and let your head relax between your arms
7. Bring your knees
and breast in the direction of the ground and keep your seat above the ground.
Still keep your breath. While exhaling let your seat go in the direction of the
8. While inhaling,
raise yourself up, let your pubic bone stay on the ground and look upwards
9. Keep your breath
in and come again in the dog position
10. Step again with
your left leg between your hands, look up and still keep your breath
11. Let your right
left follow, bring your head in the direction of your knees and exhale.
12 While inhaling,
rise up with your arms and stretch yourself totally
13. Exhaling move
your hand in front of your breast.
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