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Aqua Yoga Sun Salutations

aqua yoga sun salutations

 

Sun salutations (Surya Namaskara) – They’re everywhere in yoga but have you tried taking them into the pool? 

This is one variation of aqua yoga sun salutations using the wall.  This sequence is very similar to doing sun salutations at the wall in the studio, the main difference is the down dog position.  Notice it’s similar to a wide legged forward bend, Prasarita Padottanasana.    Of course you can add in as many variations of the standing postures as you like, such as Warrior I, Warrior III, etc. similar to a flow sequence on your mat.  You can also do aqua yoga sun salutations with 1 or 2 pool noodles or a kickboard. 

The number of repetitions is up to you.  You might find using the wall and doing these in the pool overall is less strenuous than on the mat and/or less hard on your shoulders and wrists.  That makes this practice a great alternative if you have arthritis or a chronic pain condition. This might be the perfect avenue for finally fitting in the full 108 repetitions for New Years Day or the upcoming winter solstice.

Get in the pool and give it a try! 

 

If you’re interested in taking your yoga practice into the pool because you want to reduce your pain, improve your strength and balance and have some fun while doing it, check out the resources in my STORE.  I sell audio recordings of aqua yoga sequences and my new book, There’s no P in our OOL includes a full sequence grounded in yoga philosophy to bring purpose and connection to your practice.

 

This post was shared on the Motivational Monday link up party.  See all the motivational posts on the Fresh Start on a Budget Blog HERE.

Aqua Yoga Specialists Training

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There’s no P in our OOL

There’s no P in our OOL

I’m so excited to announce the publication of my first book, There’s no P in our OOL, Using yoga philosophy to transform your aqua yoga practice.   This clear, concise book walks you through the philosophy of the yoga yamas and niyamas and how you can apply them to your life and aqua yoga practice. … Continue Reading

Meditating on Bees

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BiblYOphile Yoga Book Club – The Great Work of Your Life

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Building Resilience – February Class Theme

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Arctic Animals Kids Yoga Recap

  We had a wonderful time at Arctic Animals Kids Yoga.  The kids had an amazing knowledge of the animals that live in the arctic environment.  We did two different flow sequences filled with arctic animals, explored some other animals inspired poses, did a polar bear ice flow swim, read a snow poem, practiced snowflake… Continue Reading

February 2016 BiblYOphile Yoga Book Club

BiblYOphile Yoga Book Club – February book – Hellbent by Benjamin Lorr HELL-BENT explores a world at the extremes of American yoga. Benjamin Lorr walked into his first yoga studio on a whim and quickly found the yoga reinventing his life. He was studying Bikram Yoga (or “hot yoga”) when a run-in with a master… Continue Reading

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