What to expect in this video
In this video Ronald shows you the supine versions of the Sun Salutation A and Sun Salutation B. This form is particularly good if you need to rest your shoulders or wrists, but are still wishing to continue cultivating your yoga practice despite an injury. Two yoginis, Ines and Katja practice simulntaeously as they follow the traditional count and rhythm of Ashtanga Vinyasa. With Ines practicing the traditional form and Katja practicing the supine version, you are able to see how the movements correspond to the count, and how similar the forms really are.
Sun Salutations after an injury
In the AYI®-Method we are convinced that it is important to adapt exercises to meet the practitioner where they are. For many yogis, the traditional form of the sun salutations is not the right choice. This is quite clear in the case of a hand or shoulder issues, or directly following an acute injury. Following any injury, it is important to relieve pressure on the joint needed to be healed, and after that to work slowly to build pressure on the joint and gradually build or regain muscle tone. Pay attention to your body: any exercise you do should always feel 100% right for you.
Supine Sun Salutations
This form is specifically effective for yogis needing to rest their shoulders or wrists, but still want to reap the benefits of a complete Ashtanga yoga practice where they can sync their movements with their breath. Ronald shows you the version of the form that works best depending on the joint needing TLC. Because of the repetition of Navasana throughout this form, you will be able to strengthen your core in practicing this variation.
For whom is this video?
The supine verson of the Sun Salutation is particularly intresing if you want ot rest the wrists or shoulder. Using such a form following an injury can give you an option to take care of the healing joint while you continue to benefit from your personal Ashtanga practice. The video is also valuable for those looking to try something new, or if you want a form that focuses of core stregth.
- Minute 01:05 - Opening mantra
- Minute 03:13 - Sun Salutation A / Supine Sun Salutation A
- Minute 08:51 - Sun Salutation B / Supine Sun Salutation B
- Minute 15:44 - Closing mantra
- Minute 16:56 - Shavasana
Have fun practicing! Let us in on your experiences by commenting in the video comments section below.
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