Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) & Vinyasa Yoga – Inspiration & Devotion Beyond the Physical

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we explore opportunities beyond the physical that may be associated with the practice of Surya Namaskar.


Be prepared to teach techniques that enhance the devotional or inspirational aspects of Surya Namaskar.


Describe an opportunity beyond the physical that Surya Namaskar provides the practitioner. Provide specific ways to bring a devotional quality to practice. Describe how to incorporate a gratitude practice with Surya Namaskar and Vinyasa Yoga. Provide examples of ways to use intention, dedications and affirmations with Surya Namaskar and Vinyasa Yoga. Define a yoga mala. Explain the significance of the number 108.

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