What is a Yoga Sun Salutation?

A yoga sun salutation is, simply put, a salute to the sun or a prayer to the divine. The most familiar sun salutations in the west include a series of 12 postures, meant to express gratitude and deference to all the gifts we have been given in this life. These postures are often used as a warm up during vinyasa classes.

What many do not know is that sun salutations vary depending on the tradition of yoga and the practical constraint of time. Check out the video below for 3 simple variations. They build upon one another, so whether you’re a beginner or a advanced, there’s a version for you.


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