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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.
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.
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