There are hundreds of amazing postures in yoga that take years to master. However, you can easily enliven your body each morning just by doing five to 10 rounds of In Surya Namaskar A (Sun Salutation A). There are five poses in this sequence that help cultivate flexibility, strength and a greater awareness of the connection between your mind, body and breath.
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1. Urdhva Hastasana (Raised arms).
This is great for posture, strong legs and opening your chest.
2. Uttanasana (Standing forward bend)
This opens the lower back, hamstrings and releases tension from your shoulders
3. Plank into Chaturanga (High plank into low plank )
This works the core and strengthens the legs and arms.
4. Urdha Mukkha (Upward dog)
Opens up the front of the body, extends the spine, strengthens arms, hands and legs.
5. Adho Mukkha Svanasa (Downward dog)
Works the front and back of the body, lengthens the spine, strengthens the legs, stretches your ankles and upper back.