Sun Salutation Series (Surya Namaskara)



Step 1: Please refer to last week’s column.



Step 2: Step back with your right leg as far as you can go as you inhale. Bring the knee to the ground — make sure your left knee is over your toes.

Step 3: Look up and slightly arch your back.

Step 4: Stretch your left leg back and keep your legs together. Keep your toes underneath you and press your heels down.

Step 5: Straighten your body and breathe. Walk your hands towards your feet.

Step 6: Roll into a standing position. Remember to breathe.

  • Do you have sore shoulders, wrists that ache, neck pain, or just general stress? Use these simple weekly yoga postures to help you create a better day. Just a few minutes throughout your workday will make a big difference! As you start each stretch remember to take nice deep breaths and be aware of your body.

  • As you go through these postures, remember safety come first. You might feel uncomfortable, which is natural. Pain, however, is not OK. It is your body telling you to stop.

  • This is the second exercise in a three week series. You may wish to keep all three week’s columns bookmarked so you have the full sequence.

Helen Goldstein is director/owner of The Yoga Studio in Toronto. For more about yoga at your workplace, please contact 416.322.9936 ext. 2001 or e-mail