How to do Surya Namaskara A (Sun Salutation A)

Are you new to yoga and wanna start to practice it at your own?

Let’s us share with you some instructions to guide you to do Surya Namaskara (or known as Sun Salutation) which is easy and suitable for beginner like you to learn.

Sun Salutation is a series of poses performed in a sequence to create a flow of movement. Each movement is coordinated with the breath. Inhale as you extend or stretch, and exhale as you fold or contract. 

A continuous practice of Sun Salutations will bring more strength, flexibility, and tone to the body. It will open the hamstrings, shoulders, and the chest, as well as release tension. As you move through the poses, you are also lubricating the joints, in turn aiding in keeping the full range of motion in the body.

Begin to do Sun Salutation by following the following steps:

Step 1:
Equal standing (samasthiti)

Step 2:
Inhale, raise arms overhead, palms touching

Step 3:
Exhale, fold forward, hands to the floor

Step 4:
Inhale, lift the head, straighten the spine

Step 5:
Exhale, hands down, float back, elbows close to chest

Step 6:
Inhale, roll on  tops of feet, open the chest, straighten arms

Step 7:
Exhale, roll over the toes, push back, lift hips, straight arms

Step 8:
Inhale, float forward, feet in between the hands, lift the head, lengthen the spine

Step 9:
Exhale, head to knees

Step 10:
Inhale, come up, raise arms overhead, palms touching

Step 11:
Exhale, lower arms by the sides (Samasthiti)

Got it?

Why not try to do 108 rounds of Sun Salutation continuously? By doing so it can help you to burn about 1500 calories which is good for weigh loss 🙂

Sometime is quite challenging to do it alone for 108 rounds due to lacking of fun and motivation.

How about do it together in a group? Come to join 108 Sun Salutation workshop organized by Ahimsa Yoga on 6 September 2020 (Sunday) at 10am. For more info, please visit