Hatha Yoga Series – Steps for Surya Namaskars

December 2012 by

There are many versions of surya namaskar A and B, also known a sun salutation. Surya namaskar is the first part of all Hatha yoga classes. Beginners repeat the series 3 or 4 times. An intermediate class will repeat surya namaskar 5 to 12 times.

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Surya Namaskar Steps: Type A, Version 1

November 2012 by

Here are the Surya Namaskar steps for Type A, Version 1. This version, inspired by Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, is ideal for beginners or those looking to relax instead of workout. There are 12 Surya Namaskar steps.

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Surya Namaskar Mantras in English and Hindi

August 2012 by

Here are the surya namaskar mantras in English and Hindi. The Hindi isn’t in Sanskrit. Instead, it’s the Hindi pronunciation with English letters spelling it out for you. You probably already know, but surya namaskar – also known as sun salutation – is a Hatha yoga series…

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Yoga for Weight Loss: Surya Namaskar

August 2012 by

Practice surya namaskar if you want to do yoga for weight loss. Also called sun salutation, Hatha and Sivananda yoga practitioners typically perform this series of asanas at the beginning of every practice. Doing Surya namaskar burns calories because it’s cardiovascular exercise.

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Yoga Beginners: Corpse Pose and Padahastasana

July 2012 by

Corpse Pose and Hand-to-Foot pose, known as Shavasana and Padahastasana in Hindi, are beginner level asanas you will also find in intermediate and advanced classes. Shavasana is one of the easiest poses to perform. Coming out of padahastasana may cause dizziness.

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