Gaiam Yoga Fundamentals: Sun Salutations

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Gaiam Yoga Fundamentals: Sun Salutations

Rodney Yee/Colleen Saidman

Often called meditation in motion, sun salutations (Surya Namaskara) help you experience a deep state of relaxation. Maintaining proper form during this classic sequence, however, is challenging. Review alignment tips for your shoulders, core and spine. Plus, explore supporting hip-opening poses.

The Gaiam Yoga Fundamentals series features unmatched online yoga instruction from world-renowned instructors Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman.


Introduction to Sun Salutations Video
Episode 1 Introduction to Sun Salutations
Introduction to Sun Salutations (2008)
Episode 1
, 8 minutes
Rodney Yee/Colleen Saidman
Learn how to link your breath to this flowing series of poses.
Available worldwide
Volcano/Urdhva Hastasana Video
Episode 2 Volcano/Urdhva Hastasana
Volcano/Urdhva Hastasana (2008)
Episode 2
, 3 minutes
Rodney Yee/Colleen Saidman
Fine-tune the opening movements of your sun salutation to suit your current ability.
Available worldwide
Sun Salutation/Surya Namaskara Video
Episode 3 Sun Salutation/Surya Namaskara
Sun Salutation/Surya Namaskara (2008)
Episode 3
, 5 minutes
Rodney Yee/Colleeen Saidman
Slowly practice two opening sun salutation variations to understand key alignment points.
Available worldwide
Mini Sun Salutation Video
Episode 4 Mini Sun Salutation
Mini Sun Salutation (2008)
Episode 4
, 2 minutes
Rodney Yee/Colleen Saidman
Begin to link the poses together to formulate a mini sun salutation.
Available worldwide

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Gioia2201, posted on March 1, 2016

dakinitouch, posted on March 6, 2015

Immeasurably grateful for Rodney and Colleen. What true treasures!!!!!!!!
After practicing for many years, it is perfect timing to visit these fundamentals and TRULY FEEL like a beginner. I gained insight into my body awareness , habit energy, and did feel tremendous comfort, relief, and empowerment from their solutions.

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