by PagePink’s Stylemaker Jessica Sinclair
Happy New Year everyone! We have all probably overindulged in the year-end festivities but there is nothing wrong with that. It is good to have some fun and be merry once in a while.
Now that 2015 has arrived,Â what better way to kick start the new year than to get fit and healthy. I would like to introduce what can be deemed as the most well-know yoga sequence amongst yoga practitioners – and for good reason too.
The Suryanamaskar A, also known as the sun salutation sequence, is a wonderful and all-rounded yoga sequence that provides superb benefits. This sequence not only helps to warm the body up, but also tones and stretches out muscles, joints and ligaments all at once.
To tone the body with body resistance training, slow down the sequence to 5 breaths per pose or more. However, to enjoy cardiovascular benefits, oneÂ may speed up the sequence and choose not to hold the breath but instead create a flow sequence.
As with all exercises, do get an all clear from your GP should you have any health issues before exercising.
Stand with hands at heart center. Make sure the tailbone is scooped in and the core engaged.
Inhale and keeping the core engaged, raise arms above your head, arching the back slightly.