The Salute to the Sun is probably the most famous sequence of yoga postures. In Sanskrit it is called SURYA NAMASKARA and this practice has been handed down from the enlightened sages of the Vedic Age.
In ancient times the sun was worshipped as the life giving force. Though I don’t worship the sun myself, after 3 weeks of rain it did feel like a blessing this morning when I awoke and saw the sun light flooding into my bedroom.
The versatility of this range of movements make it one of the most useful methods of making your body healthy, vigorous and active. The group of postures can be performed slowly or quickly and are a very effective way of loosening up, stretching, massaging and toning all of the joints, muscles and internal organs of the body.
At my Manton classes we have been learning a simplified version with a variety of modifications to enable all levels of fitness to benefit from this practice.