Surya Namaskara is an ancient way to begin the day with the worship of the sunrise. This page is dedicated to ancient prayer flows to and deep appreciation for each day.
Twisted Hip Pigeon Bow Sun Salute (No 18)
This Salute to the Sun involves 2 spinal twists after the step forward. Then
after unwinding the flow moves into hip openers. First opening in Crescent Moon
a deep low lunge then taking the knee down in a flowing Pigeon vinyasa.
The leg that has been stretched is then raised up and back in
Downward Dog toning the hip muscles.
Half Moon is then entered but the opposite hip is toned and then
stretched in a balancing Half Lotus Chair Pose.
Stand in Tadasana.
Place the palm together. It feels more sacred and that is what this art is about.
(Tip! Feel a straight line from the heels to the top of the head and even beyond.)
Inhale into a backbend.
(Tip! The backbend shown is quite deep. It is healthier to enter a gentle backbend.)
Exhale into a forward bend.
Inhale and step the right leg back.
Exhale twist placing the right elbow over the left knee.
Inhale at least once before your transition.
Exhale twist into Reverse Triangle by straightening the
left leg and placing the right arm down left arm up.