Invigorate with Sun SalutationsIf you are younger or fitter with no injuries or issues with your wrists or shoulders, you may wish to begin your day with Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar); this is a vigorous practice designed to wake you up, get the blood moving, and invigorate your entire body.
- Moving through the postures more slowly builds self awareness and physical strength and can feel more like a weight training routine.
- Moving more quickly can increase the cardiorespiratory challenge and feel more “aerobic”.
- If you have experience with commercial styles of Vinyasa or Flow yoga, you can further occupy your mind by adding variations to the basic Salutation. A sense of play can be not only entertaining but your explorations will keep your practice feeling fresh. When increased, the Kapha Dosha can create feelings of sluggishness or stuckness which increased movement can help alleviate.