Gentle Sun Salutation

3 minute gentle flow
By Yoga Lily 8 months ago
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Surya Namaskar, the Sanskrit name for ‘salutation to the sun’. Historically, when practiced in any of its various forms, the Sun Salutations are done so with the intention of aligning our individual selves and lives with the greater, more collective pulse of creation. Thus making it one of the most useful methods of broadening and expanding our awareness and consciousness.

Traditionally the sun salutation sequence is a complete, systematic practice in and of itself. As it so perfectly combines asana, pranayama, mantra, chakra stimulation and meditational techniques. All of which contribute to the induction of heightened physical health, mental clarity, emotional stability, and overall vitality.

“There is a sun within every person.” — Rumi

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Lili has been studying and practising yoga in China & UK for 20 years, and teaching since 2007. She draws inspiration from her training within established, classical yoga systems that focus on alignment, hatha vinyasa in its gentler form, yin, yin/yang, and restorative yoga styles, pranayama and meditation; blending the roots of Chinese healing traditions into a more holistic practice. For her, practice covers not just the physical aspects of yoga but also aligning and unblocking the bodies meridian energy pathways to release Qi energy (prana) which flows through the bodies energy highway, bringing the mind, body and spirit back into balance. “I am continually humbled by my students and teachers, my aim is always to teach from the heart and from the idea that yoga is the art of living, listening and learning, to embody this deeply spiritual tradition” – Lili Chen.