Discovering Sun Salutations Video
Discovering Sun Salutations

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Discovering Sun Salutations

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Sun Salutations come in many forms, all with the basic goal to warm the body and meditatively focus the mind. This hatha flow introduces a slow variation of sun salutations breaking down the key elements for building space, alignment, and integrity. This practice finishes with a series of light, expanding asana sequences designed to leave the body awake and rejuvenated.

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nmildrum, posted on July 5, 2016

loved this one...just enough of everything when I only had a short time for a practice...
thanks so much

digitalwellbeingsolutions, posted on July 16, 2015

Kreg you speak my language! Thank you.

Missi_B, posted on April 1, 2015

They always are.
When are new practices coming, Kreg?
It's been a long time already without new "stuff" from you. Kinda missing it...
Keep waiting!
Peace and love,

kregweiss, posted on April 2, 2015

Merci SILVIA-BELO. I am looking forward to providing more practices for the GaiamTV community in the near future. In the meantime, please feel welcome to continue sending your warm feedback. Namaste, Kreg

patricia.v.montero, posted on March 17, 2015

Great practice, thank you very much.

kregweiss, posted on March 20, 2015

you are very welcome patricia.v.montero

mejilee, posted on January 6, 2015

This is great for a beginner who is learning sun salutations. Perhaps it is more beginner level and not intermediate though.

kregweiss, posted on January 7, 2015

Thanks mejilee, I will make the suggestion to the GaiamTV as well regarding the level posted for this practice. Kreg

ElenaGNik, posted on December 4, 2014

After a long pause in my practice, I chose this video to reset. What a good choice! The awareness of each asana, the voice of the instructor, the calm... It felt so right. Thank you, Kreg! That is what yoga is for me! Glad to be back!

kregweiss, posted on December 5, 2014

Thank you, Elena, for your generous feedback. A delight to read how this practice was the right fit for your return to the mat.

hmmclark, posted on November 14, 2014

I always want to escape from a class with many Sun Salutations in quick succession but this class takes you through the sequence gently - a perfect antidote to my SS avoidance.

kregweiss, posted on November 14, 2014

Warm Thanks, hmmclark. Great to hear how you enjoyed this slower approach to sun salutations and 'flow'. If you prefer this slower style of movement, you may enjoy my other hatha practices on the program. Kreg

lovesrain7, posted on September 16, 2014

Wonderful, relaxing class! Thank you

kregweiss, posted on October 2, 2014

thank you lovesrain7 for your feedback - look forward to seeing more feedback on other practices. Kreg Weiss

knittingmomof3, posted on September 11, 2014

Another wonderful class Kreg, thank you. I am calm, centered, and relaxed.

kregweiss, posted on October 2, 2014

thanks knittingmomof3 ... glad you enjoyed this Hatha flow and its' slow approach to centering the body and mind. Kreg

RubyDiamond, posted on September 11, 2014

Thank you Kreg. A wonderfully gentle practice that get one going with ease & calm into the day. Namaste!

Alicetta83, posted on June 26, 2014

Thank u

elziebell, posted on February 24, 2014

Thank you Kreg, this was wonderful!

ayami, posted on November 7, 2013

Gentle pace flow, so I could taste each poses. I really enjoyed, thank you.

Linenlotus, posted on July 6, 2013

Very meditative movements and such serenity in your voice. I am grateful to have experienced yoga this morning . I feel wonderful.

badtastebetty, posted on June 5, 2013

I am brand new to yoga, and I really enjoyed the pacing of this practice. My one concern is that when I went into corpse pose I wasn't able to finish as I had lower back discomfort (I tried to bend my legs inward). If you could provide feedback that'd be great.

yogamuse, posted on May 19, 2013

This is excellent instruction. It's important to know right brain detail and that it' is accessible. Thanks for making this a part of your / my practice.

Jayamaa, posted on January 17, 2013

Meditative presentation of the classic vinyasa. Thanks for that and your calming voice.

lilliput, posted on December 15, 2012

Thank you, Kreg, for another lovely practice. I lit a candle and set my intention for healing, peace, and grace for those in pain today. This quiet practice helped me send that energy where it needed to go. Many thanks.

pldperry, posted on November 28, 2012

I basically like anything that Kreg does. HIs meditative style is quieting, at the same time as he pays good attention to proper alignment. This one's a great morning yoga for a stiff and aging booy!

laurenelizabeth, posted on November 7, 2012

@kregweiss So sorry...I don't know how that showed up, but I actually really liked this video and have a very positive comment in "my private diary:" "Great - really relaxing, good for morning." I meant for that to be private, and it wasn't meant for you at all. Sorry again for my technical failure!!

kregweiss, posted on November 6, 2012

hello @laurenelizabeth ... the MYO team appreciates feedback as it helps everyone develop and grow in offering this service and overall practice experience ... however, it is unproductive for our team and community to receive comments such as yours (ie 'weird teacher') ... feel welcome to share more constructive comments keeping in mind that we genuinely place kind, positive efforts to deliver our teachings ... Kreg Weiss

KathieOvereem, posted on June 18, 2012

Great pace for waking up first thing in the morning. Many thanks.

erinmorgan3122, posted on May 11, 2012

this is exactly what i needed this morning. hearing the rain falling down out my window. and then releasing my tension.

Siobhan59, posted on May 3, 2012

Thanks for another great class!

Anitavila, posted on May 3, 2012

Nice way to start the day. Thank you

Anitavila, posted on May 3, 2012

Great way to start the day! Thank you

lucyarnold456, posted on April 18, 2012

Feel very good after this video. Trying yoga for the first time to strengthen my body and help to release tight tensions allover. Will do this again tomorrow!

isajul, posted on April 12, 2012

nice and relaxing. good if you need a quick stretch . good cueing

irinao, posted on March 22, 2012

great, thanks!

jayfur, posted on March 9, 2012

Thank You so much for this video! I am new to yoga and the other ones were almost too challenging for me but this one is PERFECT. The pace was perfect, instructions very clear, and it gave me a chance to really focus on the poses. I'm very excited to do this video again tomorrow!

NaturalYogi, posted on March 6, 2012

Love this practice!!

amusician, posted on March 4, 2012

did not like it,he speaks terribly, why can't he just tell me what part of my body to move? he doesn't explain himself well enough

simonthemacman, posted on January 31, 2012

Quite new to yoga. Really enjoyed your pace and connection with breath. Wonderful way to start the day. Many thanks Kreg.

fk5756, posted on January 26, 2012

The reason I love this class is that I get the chance to use my full breath. Faster paced classes leave me catching up to 'their' breath and also wondering what the teacher is doing if their articulation isn't spot on. With your soothing voice, totally enthralling articulation (to places some teachers only dream of knowing about), i feel that I've done a full workout with the areas the class was chosen for.
MORE classes like this please-slow, thoughtful, concise and with your attention to detail, you can have us twisting and bending beyond our wildest dreams.

Lolita92, posted on January 26, 2012

This was great, thanks!

mvarner86, posted on January 24, 2012

New to yoga and loved every minute!

kregweiss, posted on January 10, 2012

Thank you for sharing Adianet. I created this practice to be a lighter variation of Sun Salutations to help introduce people to the movement and transitional elements of flow who have not done this before. I relate to many people who (regardless of flexibility levels) feel quite stiff at the beginning of a practice - I need plenty of warming before going anywhere's remotely deep especially in the hamstrings. Hence, I prefer to sequence flows so that warmth gradually works it's way into the back lines, and then, respectfully ease expansion into tissues with systematic poses that compliment one to the next. Namaste, Kreg MYO

Adianet, posted on January 10, 2012

Renewed... love the feeling after this practice. "Consistency will be key. Thank you Kreg. The suggestions you gave to Brendan can be useful for all of us trying to develp our physical and mental strenght with yoga. Namaste.

mamalegato, posted on December 30, 2011

One of my favourites! And I love how present the music is...

bjfox620, posted on December 17, 2011

Wow, thank you so much Kreg!
I will definitely pace myself in my practice and try your suggestions. This website is an amazing resource for yoga.

kregweiss, posted on December 17, 2011

Hi Brendan/bjfox620, Sun Salutations can be a challenge if you have limited range of motion in the hamstrings. First recommendation: if the physical/strength element of Sun Salutations is not an issue, consider bending the knees in the forward bends and downward facing dog poses. Use the flow as a means to warm the body and circulate energy VERSUS trying to stretch. Once warm, you can ease into static poses and then comfortably work into your flexibility.

To develop your flexibility further, you may find the yin yoga, restorative, and some of the hatha All-Levels practices more suitable. These slower flows will give you time to tune into your body's needs and develop awareness to where you feel resistance.

Consistency will be key. Try to schedule in at least 3 practices a week. Never push flexibility aggressively into the body - the muscle/joint receptors will just react negatively with the potential of chronic or acute injury. If you feel 'stiff' the next day, you went too far into the practice. Take these first stages of developing your practice to learn (from within) the fine line of progressive conditioning versus aggressive overload.

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bjfox620, posted on December 16, 2011

I just began practicing yoga and have found Sun Salutations difficult with my limited flexibility. Should I keep trying them until my body loosens up, or should I try other poses for now. Downward Facing Dog and the Forward Bend are the worst for me because of tight hamstrings. Thanks for this site! It's amazing!

kregweiss, posted on December 6, 2011

Hi adianet, Very happy to hear this practice brought some light into your day. Namaste, Kreg MYO

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