How to do Sun Salutation A

To me a sun salutation is the foundation of a yoga practice. I like to flow on the mat and move with the breath. The sun salutation is a great way to build up the inner fire and start creating that heat (energy) which warms up the body from the inside. 

My yoga practice always consists of many sun salutations and from there I move into other asanas (poses). Once you start doing a proper sun salutation, you’ll notice the energy it gives you and you’ll want to do them more often.

How to do Surya Namaskar A
In this article I’ll explain how to do Sun Salutation A, also known as Surya Namaskar A in sanskrit, and share a few tips about the postures.

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Come on to the front of your mat and stand in mountain pose. Feet grounded on the floor, big toes together and heels slightly apart. Stand tall and feel the crown of your head reaching to the sky. With your inhale, take your arms up and make yourself long. Reach for the sky and look up.

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Exhale and fold all the way down into a forward fold. Bring your hands on the mat next to your feet and bend the knees if necessary. Relax the back of your neck and shoulders and bring your forehead as close to your knees as possible. With your next inhale, lengthen the spine and come half way up into a flat back. Make sure to activate your thighs and lift up the knee caps.

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Smokey eye tutorial

The smokey eye is the perfect look for NYE, at least if you ask me! It doesn’t matter if you have brown of blue eyes, it will look great on everyone. But no concerns if you have never applied a smokey eye, it really isn’t that hard.

What you need:
– Light eyeshadow color like with a little sparkle (base)
– A mid eyeshadow colour
– Very dark eyeshadow color (go wild) (check out this handy eyeshadow palette)
Eyeshadow brush
Angled brush
A soft brush
Mascara

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Step 1:
With the eyeshadow brush apply your base eye shadow color on the lid and above the socket crease. lend out slightly towards the eyebrow.

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Step 2:
Using your mid color eye shadow apply along the base of the lid above the lash ( I always stop on the half of the lashes, you can always apply more if you like) and into the eye socket crease making a > shape

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