Sun Salutes

The first few minutes after waking up are a precious time. Yes, you can dive into the shower, throw on your clothes, and suck down some coffee; but you'd be missing something. A moment to wake your limbs, to ease your mind from dream to day. This feat is back by popular demand from our Emergency Holiday Challenge, and to complete it, you must: Start every day with five sun salutations. If you're new to this kind of thing, see diagram at left, or look here. Sun salutations stretch the whole body and get the blood moving, and they're very satisfying to do.

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Authored on 12.22.09 at 02:18 by Oliver.


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I did this for the first time ever this morning.  I can't believe how much it woke me up!!!!!!!!  I got ready for work in record time!  

yeahredgymnast's picture

I don't know how to do them.  But I will learn.

ADRIANA's picture

Nor me Adriana. I would go to yoga to learn but there's no classes here I can get to!

CakeOrDeath's picture

Right, I can totally do this. I may not make it to 5 every day but I can work up to it.

Raviahmad's picture

had i been captured on video, i'm sure it would be a heavy hitter on youtube. for day one, let's just say it was a salutation approximation.

shawninchgo's picture

This seems like the perfect thing to do while the coffee perks!

Trix's picture

So far I am LOVING this one. Why do I not do this all the time? 

sarahbeanne's picture

day 3 of sun salutations -

discovered yesterday that there were nicely illustrated instructions in the yoga over 50 book i'd unpacked last week. so yesterday went a little bit better.

this morning, during the second salute, i was wondering how i'd ever figure out how to get from the cobra to the downward facing dog. then, during round 3, it just happened!! i did it!! it was miraculous!!

shawninchgo's picture

I did this one during the Emergency Holiday Challenge and LOVED it.  My form is much much better than when I started, and with the push-ups and crunches from the 1000s plus some stretching, this is becoming a nice mini-workout to start every day.  And warming up with this is helping me get into a full workout most days.  Love.

lizh's picture

So far so good.

There not very elegant but they are sun salutes.

@HereNow's picture

This really helped me to get my butt out of bed with no cranky pants- thanks!

Llaves's picture

Every day.  Not the best form but completed.

@HereNow's picture

Loved this one.  Woke me up and got me moving like I never would have imagined (I am so not a morning person).  This is one feat I am definitely going to try to continue after the challenge.  

yeahredgymnast's picture

It's growing on me.  I might get good at this, some day.

Rowing the Harlem's picture

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