Tag Archive: surya namaskar

Chaturanga Part 2: Go Forward, Not Just Down

If there was one action that revolutionized my Chaturanga Dandasana, it was this: move forward as you bend your elbows and lower down. Before, I could never work out how to get my elbows… Continue reading

How to Safely Practice Chaturanga Dandasana

While it looks simple on the surface, anyone who’s practiced it knows Chaturanga Dandasana is one of yoga’s toughest poses. To do it in safe postural alignment, in the split-second flow on the way to Down Dog… Continue reading

Ardha Uttanaasana: What The Hell Is Yoga’s Halfway Lift? (Or How To Flow Through Sun Salutations Safely)

In almost every yoga class today, we practice Ardha Uttanasana, the Half Forward Fold. It’s a key posture of the Sun Salutations, where it’s inserted before jumping back to Plank Pose and after… Continue reading

Sun Salutation B: A Progressive Practice (Video)

Some days my body just isn’t ready to jump straight into Warrior One at the beginning of my asana session. When it feels tight, I need to practice Sun Salutations progressively. Essentially, I… Continue reading

Sun Salutation A: A Progressive Yoga Warm-Up (Video)

As implied by the name, Sun Salutations are fantastic for waking up and meeting ourselves with fresh open-mindedness, just as if greeting a new day. They build heat to get us moving and also help us connect with… Continue reading