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Surya Namaskar for the Summer Solstice

 
 
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This is a basic sun salutation. Practiced when greeting the sun on the summer solstice or any other day. It is also useful to practice when you want to build strength and when you do not know how to begin your practice. Enjoy!

Asanas: 
Tadasana
Credit: Nikolay Titov
English name: Mountain Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
The feet are together. The ankles, knees, hips and shoulders are in one line. Press into the feet to draw the thighs up.Fronts of the thighs move towards the backs of the thighs.Roll the outer shoulders ... more
Urdhva Hastasana
Model: Sara Agelasto Credit: Peter Agelasto
English name: Upward Hands Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Uttanasana
Uttanasana by Franscisco
English name: Intense Stretch of the Spine Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
"Inhale the arms over head, palms forward, place hands beside the feet. Once the body stretches correctly, there is no need to extend the arms overhead first." - Geeta Iyengar, Yoga, A Gem for Women Take... more
Chaturanga Dandasana
Model: Elizabeth Shilling Credit: Matthew Sexton
English name: Four Limbed Staff Pose
Practice type: Arm Balances, Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
Learn to keep the knees and thighs firm above the floor without sticking the tailbone up towards the ceiling. If it is not possible to lift the body off the floor then do Adho Mukha Svanasana and reach this asana... more
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
Christy Brock Yogaminded.com
English name: Upward Facing Dog Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
This asana may be performed with the toes in the same positions as Chaturanga Dandasana. Learn to raise the trunk higher up, using the arms as support.
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Model: Dawn F. Cala Nova, Ibiza, Spain
English name: Downward Facing Dog Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to stretch from the hands to the buttocks and from the heels to the buttocks. - Geeta Iyengar, Preliminary Course. Keep the feet parallel to each other and extend the toes. Move the trunk towards the legs. Take... more
Uttanasana
Uttanasana by Franscisco
English name: Intense Stretch of the Spine Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
"Inhale the arms over head, palms forward, place hands beside the feet. Once the body stretches correctly, there is no need to extend the arms overhead first." - Geeta Iyengar, Yoga, A Gem for Women Take... more
Utkatasana
Utkatasana from Dharma Yoga and Ayurveda
English name: Fierce Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to bend the knees properly and maintain the lift of the spine.
Urdhva Hastasana
Model: Sara Agelasto Credit: Peter Agelasto
English name: Upward Hands Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Tadasana
Credit: Nikolay Titov
English name: Mountain Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
The feet are together. The ankles, knees, hips and shoulders are in one line. Press into the feet to draw the thighs up.Fronts of the thighs move towards the backs of the thighs.Roll the outer shoulders ... more

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