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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Video - Surya Namaskar - Sun Salutation learning with simple instructions



Here is a slow version of Surya Namaskar - Traditional Sun Salutation learning with simple instructions. At the beginning just focus on the movement and breathe naturally. Once our body learn to perform the 12 movements, naturally we can perform the sun salutation in a smooth flowing manner together with each inhalation and exhalation.

Start with 3 rounds and then gradually increase the rounds day by day up to the comfort of your body, until one day you can perform about 12 rounds comfortably without stopping.

The speed is varied in different individual as long as you can comfortably co-ordinate the movements with your breath naturally.

It is okay if you do not look the same exactly like how I do it, as everyone has a different body type, different physical limitations, different strength and flexibility and stamina. No need to compare with other people. Just do your best whatever your body is capable of doing. Keep practice and your physical strength, flexibility and stamina will be improving gradually and naturally.

Let go of judgment, comparison and expectation while performing the sun salutation and any other asana practice. Not judging the exercise as easy or difficult, as the exercise itself has no quality or intention to be easy or difficult. Not judging our body performances, as it is not about how good we perform the exercises or how good we look while performing the exercises. It's about do our best in performing all our actions whether it is yoga practice or daily activities, perform all our duties and responsibilities, but letting go of attachment towards all our actions and renounce the fruit or the result of our actions...

Let go of expectation towards the result or benefits of doing the exercises, but allow improvement to happen naturally and allow the benefits to come naturally as we practice regularly, and accept the result of the exercises as it is... Even when we don't know what are the benefits of doing the exercises, the benefits will still be there, they won't decrease nor disappear when we don't know what are the benefits or not having any expectations towards the result or benefits of the exercises...

Be happy.

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