A brief video tutorial on traditional surya namaska:
Surya Namaska, aka Salute to the Sun, has long been regarded in India for its many benefits.
It can be practiced in numerous ways depending on the desired outcome:
- physical, ie, flexibility, muscle tone, weight loss.
- mental, ie. clarity, focus.
- emotional, ie, as a mood enhancer.
- spiritual, ie, as a form of bhakti (devotion) and a precursor to meditation.
In this follow along tutorial I teach the movements of Traditional Surya Namaska without linking them to the breath.
I've been introducing Surya Namaska to new students in this manner for more than 20 years.
I've found with this approach it's easier to learn as the movements are slower and you're not having to chase the breath.
I hope you enjoy!