Half Sun Salutation

The Half Sun Salutation is just the beginning of Series A Sun Salutation, and is used as a warm up before moving into the more challenging versions. Sun salutations are practiced 2-6 times in a row and traditionally practiced at sunrise. Level: Basic.

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Contraindication: Recent or chronic injury to the back, knees, hips or unmedicated high blood pressure.

1. Start in Mountain with the palms together.

yoga poseA. Place the feet together or 2-3 inches apart, parallel, and facing forward.

B. The palms are lightly pressed together with the shoulders back and down, and the chest presses in towards the thumbs.

C. The crown of the head lifts up, and the chin is parallel to the floor.

2. Inhale and sweep the arms up with palms together.

yoga pose A. Stay in Mountain alignment.

B. Look up at the thumbs.

C. Lift out of the waist, reaching up towards the sky.

3. Exhale into Forward Fold.

yoga postureA. Press the palms flat to the floor; if necessary bend the knees slightly. If you have the flexibility, bring the fingertips in line with the toes.

B. Reach the forehead in towards the legs.

4. Inhale and lift into Upward Forward Fold.

yoga posture A. Lift half way up with the arms and legs, and back straight.

B. The fingertips can touch the floor, or you can place the palms on the shins or knees.

C. Lift the chest, and look up as high as comfortable.

5. Exhale into Forward Fold.

yoga postureA. Press the palms flat to the floor; if necessary, bend the knees slightly. If you have the flexibility, bring the fingertips in line with the toes.

B. Reach the forehead in towards the legs.

6. Inhale and sweep the arms up with palms together.

yoga pose A. Stay in Mountain alignment.

B. Look up at the thumbs.

C. Lift out of the waist, reaching up towards the sky.

7. Exhale and bring the palms together in Mountain.

yoga poseA. Place the feet together or 2-3 inches apart, parallel, and facing forward.

B. The palms are lightly pressed together with the shoulders back and down, and the chest presses in towards the thumbs.

C. The crown of the head lifts up, and the chin is parallel to the floor.

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