Biomechanics of Sun Salutation A & B

27 Dec

sun salutation A

Sun Salutation A

Drishti

To create a flowing sequence that is synchronized with the breath. To complete each asana in the sequence before beginning the next one.

Bandhas

Focus upon all the Bandhas, which are applied to protect the body during this sequence of asanas. Activate and apply the Bandhas as explained for each individual asana in this Asana Manual. It is important to remember that Bandhas may be forgotten or lost while focusing on moving from one asana to the next.

Biomechanics

The practice of Surya Namaskar A creates levers and loads that tone and strengthen the muscles of the entire body. The antagonistic principle of biomechanics creates a contraction and release of opposing muscles that tones, stretches and increases circulation in the muscles. The movement of the joints during this sequence stimulates the synovial tissues to create synovial fluids that lubricate the joints, maintain the cartilage and removes the debris of the joints. The symmetrical use of the physical body creating each asana and then moving to the next one promotes postural re-integration.

Dosha

Surya Namaskar A is energizing for Kapha Doshas and when synchronized with Ujjayi breath is calming for Vata Doshas.

Chakra

During Surya Namaskar A focus upon the Chakras mentioned in the Asana Manual which are relevant for each asana.

Sun Salutation B

sun salutation B

Drishti

To create a flowing sequence that is synchronized with the breath. To complete each asana completely in the sequence before beginning the next asana.

Bandhas

Focus upon all the bandhas, which are applied to protect the body during this sequence of asanas. It is important to remember that Bandhas may be forgotten or lost while focusing upon the sequence and moving from one Yoga Asana to the next one.

Dosha

Surya Namaskara is energizing for Kapha Doshas and when synchronized with Ujjayi breath is calming for Vata Doshas.

Chakras

During Surya Namaskar, focus upon the Chakras that are mentioned in the Asana Manual which are relevant for each asana.

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