A while ago I read a post on the Free People blog about the Sun Salutation and how good they make you feel when you begin your day doing them. When I was in Miami a couple of weeks ago I started doing them and have to admit it's been a great way to start the day.
The salutation consists of 12 poses that flow one into the other and it is advised to do no less than two and ideally five of them, that way you get you heart started and you mind clear to start the day. For the past 2 weeks I've been trying to get them done in the morning but on a few nights have done them when I come from work and they work wonder on helping clear the mind from the day's stresses.
If you feel like giving it a try check out THIS LINK to get the instructions on how to do it and start slowly if you've never done anything like it, especially because you don't want to hurt yourself. Let me know how you feel after a few days of doing it when you start feeling more comfortable with the positions and feel the changes this simple exercise can make in your day... anyways, it only take a few minutes!
Have a beautiful day!
Elie, this was the perfect thing for me to read right now! I am so off of my routine and while I did yoga for 14 years religiously - I haven't had a schedule routine since I moved to the beach--I'm going to try sun salutations tomorrow morning - will let you know how it goes, haha.ReplyDelete
p.s. thanks for sharing your story on my fashion bullying post. So crazy that these things still go on!
xo Mary Jo
I used to do it every day, but for me it's about the mind-body connection more than routine. At some point I just didn't need it... Perhaps, the time will come again.ReplyDelete
On a completely different note - those dogs are just beyond adorable!!!! x
Awesome! I do believe that those little details can make a huge difference! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Love it! Yoga is so satisfying!ReplyDelete
I do this every morning ... it is just a habit now and really wakes me up.ReplyDelete
I used to do yoga every night to wind down & leave work stress behind. I should give this a try to boost my mornings!ReplyDelete
always, koru kate
Wow, this is exactly the advise I needed today.ReplyDelete
I think I need it as well.
Thank you for sharing. xx
I need to do it more often. Thank you for the reminder. Also, that top photo made me smile so much! It's truly brilliant:) xoxoReplyDelete
What a nice way to start the day- I think I need to try this. :)ReplyDelete
I have to say, it is AMAZING how much better I feel after a sun salutation. Makes me so much more balanced and stretched.ReplyDelete
Oh those puppies!ReplyDelete
I do this every morning via my yoga routine!ReplyDelete
I have done a similar exercise in pilates and should try this!ReplyDelete
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i need to exercise more!ReplyDelete
I love this! I am currently pregnant and so doing pregnancy yoga and I love it- such a great start or end to the day.ReplyDelete
I must try this soon :)) Looks marvellous xReplyDelete
Great way to start the day and I normally do a light workout have a few videos that I do.ReplyDelete
These exercises look great and thanks for sharing
Thanks for the yoga postures. I made a print out for my morning rountine :)ReplyDelete