Sun Salutations A

Stretching for stress sequence: 

Repeat this Sun Salutations A sequence slowly 5 times in the morning to stretch and energise the body, preparing you for the day ahead.
  1. Inhale as you lift your hands towards the ceiling for High Mountain pose.
  2. Exhale Forward Bend, hinging from the hips (bend your knees as much as you need to).
  3. Inhale for a Half-Way Lift – straight spine, placing your hands where they fall naturally when your spine is straight.
  4. Exhale step back into Chaturanga, elbows tucked in, lowering your body until it’s parallel with the mat, about 10cm off the ground.
  5. Inhale to roll over your toes for Upward-Facing Dog, lifting your knees off the mat and opening your heart and throat chakras.
  6. Exhale to roll over your toes into Downward-Facing Dog, lifting your hips towards the ceiling, stretching out the hamstrings, aiming to bring your chest closer towards your thighs.
  7. Inhale as you step towards the front of the mat, moving into a Half-Way Lift.
  8. Exhale to Forward Bend.
  9. Inhale to come up into High Mountain.
  10. Exhale as you bring your hands into prayer pose at your heart centre.
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