In today’s yoga challenge video, teacher Sarah Malcolm focuses on the Sun Salutation, a sequence of poses that benefits the entire body
Welcome to day eight of Healthista’s 30 Day Yoga Challenge, with leading London yoga teacher, Sarah Malcolm (@sarahmalcs), where you learn in detail a different pose or aspect of yoga every day. If you’re just joining us, click here to go to day one and see below for links to the other days in the series.
Surya Namaskar – Sun Salutation
After learning the chaturanga in day seven, the next step in our yoga challenge is to learn the Sun Salutation. This brings previously-learned poses together in a gracefully coordinated flow with the breath.
Also known as Surya Namaskar, this sequence of postures stimulates the entire body and is intended to improve the strength and flexibility of the muscles.
Sun Salutations are often used as a warm-up during yoga practice, and are considered part of the foundation of vinyasa. The sequence begins with a standing pose, and incorporates the plank, chaturanga and downward facing dog poses.
Check back in tomorrow for the next move in our yoga challenge video series.
Our 30 day yoga challenge
Each day you will be learning a new aspect to the practice, so in a month you will have learned the basic yoga poses in depth and participate in classes or do a proper sequence yourself.
Shockingly to most people, yoga is a meditation that anyone can do. You don’t need a specific body type to master the practice, you just need the right skills – and you don’t need to be bendy! Our 30 day challenge will give you the skills to become a true yogi.
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In our video series, Sarah is dressed by lululemon