sunbird salutation

LEVEL - All levels

CORE QUALITIES - Cultivating a sense of wholeness, fluidity and releasing holding

MODIFICATIONS - None

PRACTICE TIPS -

  1. Add the Mantra “I am” as you inhale your arms overhead and “enough” as you exhale your arms down.

  2. Bhu Mudra “the gesture of the Earth” is used as hands come to the ground. It gives a sense of grounding.


MODIFIED SUN SALUTATION

LEVEL - All levels

CORE QUALITIES - Fluidity and releasing holding

MODIFICATIONS - Use a blanket under knees if they are tender

PRACTICE TIPS -

  1. Begin moving with the breath - inhale forward to cow, exhale to cat.


STANDING 1/2 SUN SALUTATION

LEVEL - All levels (*may not be suitable for unregulated high blood pressure, TBI or stroke)

CORE QUALITIES - Fluidity and releasing holding

MODIFICATIONS - Bend knees if hamstrings are tight

PRACTICE TIPS -

  1. Begin moving with the breath - inhale arms up, exhale fold, inhale lift to flat-back, exhale fold, inhale to standing with arms overhead, exhale Anjali mudra.

  2. Lift from your forward fold slowly to avoid getting a head-rush.