Apr 16

Yoga was great this morning.  I did my regular AM Yoga with Rodney Yee (I ripped
the DVD to my laptop) and then I sat down and wrote out the Sun SalutationSun
so I could memorize it and finally being building my own personal
practice.  The Sun Salutation (now that I can actually do it on my own) really
is the best place to start if you want to try Yoga.  The graphic above corresponds
to one half of a Sun Salutation, it takes two full circuits leading first with the
right foot and then with the left foot to complete one Sun Salutation:

  • Being in mountain pose.
  • Raise your arms half-way and bring your hands to Namaste.
  • Raise your hands over your head into a back bend.
  • Fold forward into a standing forward bend.
  • Take the right foot back to a lunge.
  • Left foot back to plank position.
  • Scoop your head and chest through the caterpillar to the cobra pose.
  • Turn your toes under and come up to down-ward facing dog.
  • Bring the right foot forward to the lunge.
  • Step the left foot forward to standing forward bend.
  • Swoop up (I love that phrase) to a back bend.
  • Return to mountain pose.

Here are some other links to Sun Salutation descriptions: 
Illustrated Sun Salutation
, Yoga
, a whole herd more at Google.