[Pose Of the Week] Progress With Sun Salutation B

Use Sun Salutation B to strengthen your legs and build flexibility while expanding your yoga practice…

A couple of weeks ago we discussed the sequence of poses typically called “Sun Salutation A.” Ashtanga yoga usually begins with this Sun Salutation sequence, often followed by other versions of the Sun Salutations. This week, we’re focusing on the sequence known as Sun Salutation B (Surya Namaskara B).

This variation is typically practiced following a few rounds of Sun Salutation A, and it includes many of the same poses, plus Warrior I pose. The asanas in this sequence help to strengthen the legs, and increase flexibility in the hip joints, knees, ankles, and back.

Personally, I love the Sun Salutation sequences as a quick yoga session when I’m really pressed for time. If you don’t have time for a longer workout, simply flow through a few repetitions of Sun Salutations A and B, and you’ll build strength and flexibility throughout your body, while relieving stress and relaxing and refreshing both body and mind!

Although the Sun Salutations are foundational to the Ashtanga yoga style, they are also a wonderful addition to any other type of yoga.

Here’s a helpful tutorial on Sun Salutation B:

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