ABC Power for Our Sun

To get our bodies warmed through breath and movement to honor our life-giving Sun, we reviewed a basic Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar), also known as a Sun A that included a Sun Breath (Half Sun-Salutation) sequenceIt includes a flow sequence of Plank, a backbend like Cobra or Upward Facing Dog, and a Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana). 

Here's two more great Surya Namaskar options, B & C to advance the sequences. I'm a visual learner so maybe these images and comparisons will help you also.

A Sun Salutation B, (Sun B for short) usually includes a Chair (Utkatasana) pose at the beginning and Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I) pose after Down Dog and what we often call a Vinyasa from Plank . Both sides are included so it will be two sequences to complete one cycle of a Sun B.

Sun Salutation C is like a Sun A sequence adding Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana) when stepping back a foot from your Forward Fold before the Plank Pose, backbend and Down Dog. Again, Both sides of a Low Lunge are done to include a full cycle. It does not include a Chair or Warrior I pose.

You may have noticed at Fusion we are typically more creative fusing in many varieties of asanas (postures) keeping our practice interesting and full of yogi surprises! Our teachers may add in Twists, Side Stretches and Balance options to build strength, flexibility and endurance.

Give it a go and sign up for Coco's event on Saturday the 23rd for Spring Equinox as we do 108 Sun Salutation A's. Yes, breaks included of course!

Sun Worshipper,



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