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Karma Teachers Campaign Day 17 – Sun Salutations Expansion

30 Day Yoga Challenge Day 17 | SpiritMAMA Blog

I was feeling a little bit nervous about practicing today because I’ve been sick for so long. I wasn’t sure what style would be good for my body. I came to the mat and meditated on it for a while, as I do every morning, and it came to me to do my own class. This would allow me the flexibility to do what felt right in the moment, rather than being guided by a teacher. Today I did my own class with the help of one of my bibles, Yoga Mind Body and Spirit by Donna Farhi. I love her!

I did 10 or so rounds of sun salutations with poses added poses in the middle.

The Classic Sun Salutation (Sun Sal C) goes like this:

Mountain
Upward Salute
Forward fold
Left leg lunge
Downward dog
Plank
Four Limbed staff (low pushup)
Cobra or upward facing dog
Downward dog
Right leg lunge
Fold
Upward Salute
Mountain

Sun Sals are cycles. You come back to the beginning and then repeat as many times as you feel you want. They are great for invigorating the body and waking you up (hence Sun Salutation) and you can customize them to make them more or less challenging depending on your needs.

I added in extra poses after each lunge so for example one of my Sun Sals looked like this:

Mountain
Upward Salute
Forward fold
Left leg lunge
(Side angle)
Downward dog
Plank
Four Limbed staff (low pushup)
Cobra or upward facing dog
Downward dog
Right leg lunge
(Side angle)
Fold
Upward Salute
Mountain

I also added, Warriors I and II and Half moon pose. In the past I have also added in Side plank after the Down dogs, High lunge after the Low lunge, 3 Legged dog after Down dog etc. You can get creative with the flow.

You can see the my Triangle pose here is really off – I think it’s because of my hamstring injuries still. Have to work on that. Otherwise I feel great after this practice. Nice to bliss out and listen to my own music!

Don’t forget to donate to my Karma Teachers campaign from Jan 18 to Feb 16th, to be entered into draws for lovely free gifts and a free 200 hour Karma Teachers, Yoga Alliance approved, Teacher Training! Check out my campaign page for more info and to donate.

Karma Teachers Centre for Yoga and Meditation

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This is a 33 day campaign. See previous day here  See next day here.

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