If you’ve taken a few yoga classes, chances are you’ve come into contact with Surya Namaskar, aka. the famous Sun Salutation. These three sequences (A, B and C, for all you non-yogis reading this) are often used as a warm-up during Ashtanga, Vinyasa and even some Hatha yoga practices. So what’s all the hype about, you ask? Why are they so popular?

Wonder no more, because we’ve compiled a list of some of the great reasons to cultivate a regular Sun Salutation practice. This is just a small snippet of  the loooong list of physical and mental benefits of these powerful sequences.


Keen to get practicing?


Here’s Yoga Journal’s demonstration video of the traditional Sun Salutation A:




And their modified version for beginners:




See you on the mat!