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The Sun Salutation yoga pose is recommended for practitioners of all ages
and especially for the ones who cannot dedicate a lot of time to their
yoga routine. The reason why this pose is so highly appreciated has to do
with the fact that it involves most of the muscle groups, as well as the
respiratory system.

In fact, the Sun Salutation is a sequence of twelve yoga positions,
linked together by a flowing motion and accompanied by five deep special
breaths. Each of the tw...


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The Sun Salutation yoga pose is recommended for practitioners of all ages
and especially for the ones who cannot dedicate a lot of time to their
yoga routine. The reason why this pose is so highly appreciated has to do
with the fact that it involves most of the muscle groups, as well as the
respiratory system.

In fact, the Sun Salutation is a sequence of twelve yoga positions,
linked together by a flowing motion and accompanied by five deep special
breaths. Each of the twelve positions contributes to stretching a
different part of the body and different muscle groups. Moreover, it
helps expanding and contracting the chest in order to regulate breathing.

Specialists and yoga trainers recommend this exercise for the daily
routine, as it can contribute in a very efficient way to the flexibility
of your spine and joints.

* The first of the twelve positions require you to stand up with your
feet together. Your palms should be in praying position, in front of your
chest. Once you make sure your weight is evenly distributed, exhale
profoundly.

* While inhaling, push the arms up, keep the legs straight and relax the
neck.

* While exhaling fold your body forward, press your palms down and try to
place your fingertips in line with your toes.

* While inhaling bring a leg back and place it on the floor. Arch your
back and lift the chin.
* Bring the other leg back and try to support your weight on hands and
toes. Keep your chin down and retain your breath, while performing this
move.

* While exhaling, lower your knees and then your forehead, but keep your
hips up and make sure your toes are curled under.

* Lower your hips, while inhaling. Point your toes and bend as back as
possible. Your shoulders should be kept down and your legs together.

* Curl your toes under and, while exhaling, raise your hips. You should
end up in a V position. You should push your heels and head down, while
keeping your shoulders back.

* While inhaling, step forwards and place one of your legs between the
hands. Keep your chin up, while resting the other knee on the floor.

* Bring the other leg forward and bend down from the waist keeping your
palms on the floor. Exhale.

* While inhaling, stretch your arms forward and then up and back over
your head and try to slowly bend back.

* Return to the upright standing position, while exhaling, and bring your
arms to your sides.

				
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