Sun Salutation is one of the most known yoga sequences. On first sight it may look just like series of burpees but this practice has deep roots in working with the energy of the Sun. With every individual asana in this sequence you honour the sun's gift of life, warmth and light. It is a very powerful technique in developing gratitude towards the creative energy around and within us. If you manage to keep your awareness on this essence during practising Sun Salutation in the morning you will recharge your body, mind and spirit with the Sun's energy which will carry you through the day with ease.
As we are moving into the cooler months of the year we may need some warming yoga practices. Sun Salutation gives you the opportunity to reconnect to your inner 'Sun' or light, the energy that keeps you going and governs everything within you. It stimulates all the chakras or energy centres in our bodies but especially the third Manipura chakra. This chakra is connected to everything that is fiery and energetic within us - creativity, inspiration, joy and enthusiasm.
Sun Salutation can be practised on its own or followed by other yoga asanas. The best time for practise is in the morning but whenever you feel like it - do it! If you practise Sun Salutation on its on it is still nice to finish in Savasana on your back and take a moment to relax.
Sun Salutation has a lot of benefits. Some of them are:
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