Sun Salutations are the perfect simple yoga routine to help you move your body and feel energized.
The full set is not for everyone so I created a video to show the variations you can use to add this to your routine.
You can do this when you wake up in the morning, mid-morning, or help beat an afternoon slump.
You technically don’t even need a yoga mat and I just love that.
If you are new to Sun Salutations, then you will probably follow the video for a while and then you will be able to start doing them on your own.
You can start or finish Sun Salutations with Solar Breath. You can also do this as a stand-alone morning practice.
- Sit tall
- Close your left nostril with the first two fingers of your left hand
- Inhale slowly and deeply through the right nostril
- Exhale slowly through your right nostril
- This is one cycle.
- Repeat 8 to 10 times or for 1 to 3 minutes.
- Allow your eyes to close.
- Pause after and take some deep breaths through both nostrils.
- Notice how you feel.
The right nostril is connected to the Sun and your Pingala Nadi. Your solar (pingala) nadi (channel) is in your subtle energy body.
This breath is warming and energizing. This is also a breath featured in my Free Spirit Guidebook.
You might like to dedicate your practice and/or your breath to embody the energy of the current Sun Sign.
Simply figure out which sun sign we are in at the moment by the dates listed below. Then read the description and see where you can benefit from that energy in your life.
Set your intention to embody that energy at the beginning of your Sun Salutation practice and bring your mind back to it at the end.
Then find ways to infuse that energy into your day during this cycle.
Aries – March 21 – April 19 – Fire sign – Keywords: passion, spontaneity, independent, impatience, energetic, generous, foolish.
Taurus – April 20 – May 20 – Earth sign – Keywords: stability, earthly pleasures, stubbornness, routine, deliberate, sensuality, persistence, contented.
Gemini – May 21 – June 20 – Air sign – Keywords: duality, communication, intellectual, versatile, resourceful, curiosity, distracted, charming
Cancer – June 21 – July 22 – Water sign – Keywords: nurturing, sentimental, moodiness, family, home, creativity, emotions, sensitive.
Leo – July 23 – August 22 – Fire sign – Keywords: expressive, loyalty, excited, courage, drama, generosity, arrogance, playfulness.
Virgo – August 23 – September 22 – Earth sign – Keywords: grounded, order, helpfulness, perfectionism, cleanliness, helper, selfless, analytical.
Libra – September 23 – October 22 – Air sign – Keywords: balance, harmony, partnership, commitment, fairness, inconsistent, relationships, cooperation.
Scorpio – October 23 – November 21 – Water sign – Keywords: intensity, magnetic, mysterious, loyal, sexiness, possessive, power, brave.
Sagittarius – November 22 – December 21 – Fire sign – Keywords: adventure, bluntness, playful, inspiration, honesty, fearless, risk, curiosity.
Capricorn – December 22 – January 19 – Earth sign – Keywords: practical, ambitious, career, structure, goals, cynical, productive, boundaries.
Aquarius – January 20 – February 18 – Air sign – Keywords: originality, hopeful, social justice, friendliness, innovative, detached, open-minded, freedom.
Pisces – February 19 – March 20 – Water sign – Keywords: idealistic, artistic, dreamer, imaginative, self-delusion, compassion, healer, family.