A simple flow yoga Sun Salutation series by Yoga Instructor Nicky from Barefoot at Heart Yoga in Victoria, BC. She combines basic poses of the Sun Salutation with more advanced positions to make the series slightly harder. The Sun Salutation, also known as Salute to the Sun and Surya Namaskar, is a flowing series of 12 poses which help improve strength and flexibility of the muscles and spinal column. To adapt this series to a more basic pose or Beginners Sun Salutation remove the leg lift from the downward dog and the upward reach on the lunge pose. Also you may simplify by removing the last squat pose of the series if you need to make the series less intense.
It is recommended that you go throught the Sun Salutation series 4 times in the morning. Some yogis like to turn east direction as they practice. Starting facing the rising sun and then turning 90 degrees with each time repeating the series.
If you are in the Victoria, BC, Vancouver Island area please visit Barefoot at Heart Yoga downtown.