Surya Namaskar A – A Breakdown

Welcome to Dav Jones Yoga. This class Dav breaks down Sun Salutation A. This sequence features a lot in the modern-day vinyasa yoga practice. Learning and understanding the fundamentals behind each pose of Surya Namaskar A will place you as a practitioner in an assured position for the Vinyasa yoga lineage.


What is Surya Namaskar A

Surya Namaskar A, also known as Sun Salutation A, is a fundamental sequence of yoga postures performed in a flowing, continuous manner. It consists of a series of 9 physical postures, each coordinated with the breath, designed to honour and activate the energy of the sun. Surya Namaskar A is traditionally practiced at the beginning of a yoga session to warm the body. This sequence can help to increase flexibility, and build strength.

Benefits of Surya Namaskar A

Benefits Explanations
Increases Flexibility Increases flexibility and allows for greater movement in the hips.
Boost Energy levels Reduces tightness in the hip flexors, contributing to better overall posture.
Enhances Mental Focus Greater mobility and flexibility can reduce the risk of strains and injuries.
Strengthens Muscles Helps alleviate discomfort in the hip area, as well as lower back pain.
Promotes Inner Calm Enhanced hip mobility contributes to improved performance in sports and fitness.


1. Who can practice Surya Namaskar A?

Surya Namaskar A can be practiced by individuals of all ages and fitness levels, with modifications available for beginners and those with physical limitations.

2. How often should I practice Surya Namaskar A?

Ideally, aim to practice it at least three to five times a week to experience its full benefits. However, even practicing it once a day can yield noticeable improvements in flexibility, strength, and overall well-being.

3. Can Surya Namaskar A help with weight loss?

While it can contribute to weight loss by increasing metabolism and promoting overall fitness, it’s essential to combine it with a balanced diet and other forms of exercise for optimal results.

4. Is it necessary to perform Surya Namaskar A in the morning?

While traditionally practiced in the morning to greet the rising sun, you can perform it at any time of the day. However, practicing it in the morning can help invigorate and prepare your body and mind for the day ahead.

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