Sun Salutation

The Yoga Lotus

The Sun Salutaion or The Surya Namaskar,is a series of 12 yoga poses performed in a single, graceful flow. It is also termes as flowing sequence or Vinyaasa. The mantra for Surya Mamaskar is "Om Suryaah Namah". It is a way to start the day for energy. 
Each movement is coordinated with the breath. Inhale as you extend or stretch, and exhale as you fold or contract. Moving more fluidly using the correct breath learn the flowing sequence.  The Sun Salutation builds strength and increases flexibility. Different styles of yoga perform the Sun Saluation with their own variations. However, the flow presented below covers core steps used in most styles.