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Sun salutation (Surya Namaskar)

Sun salutation (Surya Namaskar)

The sun salutation is ideal for loosening stiff muscles and regaining flexibility. In addition, it stimulates the body’s circulation and promotes deep breathing. The series of motions is conceived to optimally stretch and warm up all muscles. But respiration also plays an important role: stretching and rhythmic breathing together relax the body and eliminate stress and tension.

A perfect exercise for warming up, the sun salutation is always done directly before practising the yoga asanas.

Practice

  • 8 – 12 sun salutations
  • 10 minute final relaxation

Duration: 25 minutes 

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