Sun Salutations

Often considered the core of hatha yoga practice, Sun Salutations are traditionally practiced at sunrise to warm and energize the body. We have several Sun Salutation sequences available with varying levels of difficulty, from basic to intermediate.


Audio: Sun & Moon Salutations

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Moon Salutation

The Moon Salutation is a vinyasa sequence to balance the Sun Salutation. The energy of the Moon Salutation is cooling, calming and nourishing and can be practiced to close the… Read More→

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… Read More→

Sun Salutation B

The Ashtanga Series B is a very vigorous sun salutation which adds Utkatasana and Warrior I asanas. Series B builds upper and lower body strength, physical endurance, balance, and power…. Read More→

Sun Salutation A

The Ashtanga Series A Sun Salutation is a more vigorous version of the Classical Sun Salutation. Series A builds upper body strength, physical endurance, and power. Sun salutations are practiced… Read More→

Classic Sun Salutation

The classical series is used in most hatha yoga traditions with the exception of Ashtanga or power yoga. Sun salutations are practiced 2-6 times in a row and are traditionally… Read More→

New to Yoga?

To get the most out of our site, we suggest you take some time to explore before jumping into the practice. Browse our yoga 101 section for general info on the history and types of yoga, then start exploring asanas the physical postures used in hatha yoga. Remember to breathe and always start your yoga practice with a brief meditation. If you are new to yoga, please read our Yoga for Beginner's page

Yogic Wisdom

There are three classes of devotees. The lowest one says, "God is up there," and he points to heaven. The mediocre devotee says that God dwells in the heart as the "Inner Controller." But the highest devotee says: "God alone has become everything. All things that we perceive are so many forms of God."
- Sri Ramakrishna


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