Kripalu Yoga

Sun Salutation Postures

Remember that before preforming any kind of new exercise, it is important to consult your physician.

Mountain Pose

Tadasana/Mountain Pose

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.

Backbend

Backbend

With hands extended over your head, slowly lean back being sure to bend your knees slightly.

Swan Dive

Swan Dive

With arms extended out at your sides and a flat back, float down and touch your toes.

Foward Bend

Forward Bend

In forward bend, reach towards the floor. If your hands do not touch the floor, bend your knees until you can reach.

Lunge

Lunge

With hands flat on the floor, step back with your right foot. Do not let your knee extend past your ankle.

Plank Pose

Plank

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.

Chaturanga

Chaturanga

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.

Cobra Pose

Cobra

With your body flat on the floor, raise your self up, keeping your elbows bent.

Upward Facing Dog

Upward Facing Dog

From Cobra, tuck your toes under and raise yourself higher. Keep a slight bend in your elbows.

Downward Facing Dog Pose

Downward Facing Dog

Push yourself back and lift your tailbone up.

Lunge

Lunge

Step forward with your right foot into Lunge. Make sure your knee does not pass your ankle.

Foward Bend

Foward Bend

Step your left foot forward into Foward Bend.

Swan Dive

Reverse Swan Dive

With arms extended and back flat, float back up.

Backbend

Backbend

With arms extended up and knees slightly bent, lean back.

Mountain Pose

Mountain Pose

Return back to Mountain Pose.