Coming back to the front of the mat, either with a step or a jump, inhale half way up into flat back. Stretch the spine and with your next exhale curl down over your legs into forward fold (again, bend knees if necessary).
Take a deep inhale and rise all the way up to the sky, reaching up with your fingers. Make yourself tall but don’t forget to stay grounded with your feet on the mat. Exhale, lower your palms down in front of your heart.
Taking time to learn the proper poses of the sun salutation is important to stay healthy in your practice and avoid any injuries. In yoga, the goal is to really listen to your body, so be aware of the sensations of your body before, during and after the practice. Always go as deep into a pose as it feels comfortable.
Sun salutations are a good way to warm up the body and move with the breath. Do a few sun salutations at the beginning of your asana practice (5x) or use it as a full body workout (10x).
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