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.
Flowing Triangle to Warrior 1 (No 31)
This Sun Salutation shows a repetitive flow from Triangle pose to Warrior 1 pose.
The flow then blends into a low lunge before stepping forward.
Triangle pose flows into aSun Salutationwell after a step forward and is a good choice as a first standing pose when performing a Sun Salutation.
Performing many transitions into and out of postures helps deepen the experience in the posture. It is often good to repeat a flow into a pose many times
lightly before holding. In this Sun Salutation a continual flow is
shown without holding. There are reasons to hold the first time you
perform this flow and there are also reason you may want to hold
the postures after flowing through the sequence several times.
Repeat Triangle and Warrior 1 many times to tone the quadriceps
and stretch the hamstrings. Lateral flexibility also improves.
Hold the poses for endurance.
Think of all the ways to perform the same set. This thinking can
be applied to many of the Sun Salutation Flows so that the same set
can give a variety of different effects on the body.
Place the palm together. It feels more sacred and that is what this art
Tip! Feel a straight line from the heels to the top of the head and
Inhale into a backbend.
Tip! The backbend shown is quite deep. It is healthier to
stretch straight up and lengthen the spine.
Exhale into a forward bend.
Tip! Have the weight evenly balanced along the toes. The movement has a
tendency to open the legs outward as you come down so you may want to charge
more energy through the big toes during the final stages of the transition into
Inhale and step the right leg back.
Tip! Make the extra effort
to look forward. It's easy to be lazy and keep the head hanging down.