Yoga: the sun salutation…
Master the “Sun Salutation” – a series of 12 postures that link together with a sequence of forward and backward bending movements.
Each movement is co-ordinated with breath. Inhale as you extend or stretch, and exhale as you fold or contract.
Why? It improves, circulation, flexibility and stamina, increases blood flow to your heart, stretches and tones your muscles keeping them supple and flexible and detoxifies your body!
The standing poses ground you to the earth, build body awareness and help you find your centre.
Forward bend and halfway lift elongate your spine, stretch your hamstrings and cleanse your digestive system.
Plank and four-limb staff poses engage the muscles in your arms, shoulders, chest and abdomen.
Upward-facing dog stretches your upper body as it opens your chest and frees your breathing.
Downward-facing dog works muscles in your entire body and calms your nervous system.
Try to do at least 12 rounds each day, although, if you are a beginner, start with two to four rounds and then gradually build-up.
Even better, the best way to progress is to find a yoga teacher or a class in your area where you can develop your new yoga skills…