Sun Salutation Postures
Remember that before preforming any kind of new exercise, it is important to consult your physician.
Stand with your feet hip width and parallel. Raise your kneecaps, being sure not to hyper-extend your knees. Keep your hands at your side ensuring that your arms are engaged and as strong as your legs.
With hands extended over your head, slowly lean back being sure to bend your knees slightly.
With arms extended out at your sides and a flat back, float down and touch your toes.
In forward bend, reach towards the floor. If your hands do not touch the floor, bend your knees until you can reach.
With hands flat on the floor, step back with your right foot. Do not let your knee extend past your ankle.
Step back with your left foot into Plank. You want to try to have a straight line from the tip of your head to your feet.
Carefully lower yourself keeping your elbows close to your sides. Slowly sweep yourself forward into Cobra. This pose is more advanced. If it feels to strenuous, go to straight to Down Dog from Plank.
With your body flat on the floor, raise your self up, keeping your elbows bent.
Upward Facing Dog
From Cobra, tuck your toes under and raise yourself higher. Keep a slight bend in your elbows.
Downward Facing Dog
Push yourself back and lift your tailbone up.
Step forward with your right foot into Lunge. Make sure your knee does not pass your ankle.
Step your left foot forward into Foward Bend.
Reverse Swan Dive
With arms extended and back flat, float back up.
With arms extended up and knees slightly bent, lean back.
Return back to Mountain Pose.