Start the day with Sun Salutation
Promote Healthy Chi Energy
The Sun Salutation is the perfect way to kickstart your day. It's a well-known yoga routine which massages the internal organs as well as stretching every muscle in the body, thus increasing flexibility.
How to perform the Sun Salutation?
Start by doing the whole set once and gradually build up to twelve sets. With practice you will be able to move smoothly from one position to the next. You may find it helpful to tape the instructions.
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- Stand with your feet together, big toes touching, arms by your sides. Tuck your chin in, look straight ahead, and keep your shoulders relaxed.
- Bring your arms up over your head, inhaling slowly and deeply. As you finish inhaling, put your palms together and look back at your thumbs.
- Exhale as you bend forwards, placing your hands on the floor beside your feet. Touch your head to your knees (you may have to bend your knees slightly at first).
- Inhale deeply and stretch your right leg back to an extended lunge. Tilt your head backwards to stretch your back.
- Exhale and push your left leg back to join your right leg. Rise on to your toes. Support yourself on your hands, keeping your arms straight and shoulder-width apart. Your head, back, and legs should be in a straight line. Breathe slowly and deeply.
- Exhale again and lower yourself to the floor. Keep your abdomen raised. Only your toes, knees, hands, chest, and forehead s~ould touch the floor.
- Inhale and push until your arms are straight, with hands on the floor in front of you. Bend backwards and look upwards. Then exhale and return to position 5 again via position 6.
- Inhale and return to position 4, this time with your left leg stretched backwards.
- Exhale and move back into position 3. Then raise your arms over your head, inhale, and look back, as in position 2.
- Return to the standing position, big toes touching, arms by your sides. Exhale as you look straight ahead and bring your hands together.