Sun Salutation Yoga Sequencing: Preparatory Poses

Sun Salutation

As Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) by itself is a sequence structured with step by step flow of the body and breath, it is used as a preparatory pose for most yoga poses (asanas). Hence one can work on simple stretches before the practice of Surya Namaskar, like neck stretches, back stretches, shoulder stretches, and leg stretches. One could also prepare the body by doing few rounds of deep breathing that will help in opening the nostrils (which is required for better flow of energy during Sun Salutation).

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