Sun Salutations

In this routine, I break down Sun Salutation A—a classic sequence of poses that you will find in many hatha and vinyasa yoga classes.

When you’re more confident with the poses, try to sync your breath and movement. Inhale when you extend your spine or open your body up and exhale when you flex your spine or close your body down. This takes a lot of practice, but in time, it can become very meditative.

LEVEL
  • Intermediate
PRIMARY MUSCLES STRETCHED
  • Calves and hamstrings.
  • Hip flexors, groin and adductors.
  • Outer hips and glutes.
KEY POSES
EQUIPMENT
  • Mat
TIMING
  • This is a great warm-up sequence.
TIP
  • If you’re fairly tight, I recommend you substitute Ragdoll for Standing Forward Bend and Sphinx for Cobra.