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klvn1682010-07-05 02:31:42 +0000 #1
Dear all,

i wish to check out some information and opinions on sun salutation doubts which i encounter lately.

Is that appropriate to straight away go to savasana after 10-15 min continuosly sun salutation?

Is this one of the yoga style?

Thanks for the opinion in advance...
sarahy2010-07-05 02:45:23 +0000 #2
I use sun salutations (A and B) as a warm up for my practice. I do 3-4 of each (that would be almost 10 minutes i guess) then begin the ashtanga primary sequence (~1 hour and 20 minutes). I then close the sequence with shavasana.

What style of yoga do you practice? Are you only doing sun salutations? Do you finish your practice with shavasana or do you continue doing more yoga after a few minutes in the pose?

The way i understand shavasana is that it is the final pose after any practice used to relax, deepen the breath, and incorporate all the little things the body has experienced throughout the practice. I hope that offers some answer.
klvn1682010-07-05 02:41:15 +0000 #3
Dear Sarah,

Thanks for the reply. I wish to appologize for not giving complete information on the question/doubt.

Actually the sequence is as below:

1) Sun salutation A (10-15 mins)

2) Savasana

3) Asanas (General posture)

4) Savasana

So is this ok?

thanks and best regards
xela2010-07-05 03:33:17 +0000 #4
Are you doing savasana after the sun salutations because you are tired?
klvn1682010-07-05 04:02:35 +0000 #5
dear xela,

Not really. It is a sequence that the instructor put it into practice. so i am not sure is this a new style of yoga or is there any theories behind this sequence of practice?

thank and best regards

MC
souljourney1082010-07-05 04:31:33 +0000 #6
Hi, this is Soul. I have 12 years experience in asana and pranayam, and am currently teaching, and always learning.

I think it's fine, just check that the body doesn't cool down too much though, before you practice other asanas. If it does you could leave out the first savasana and go straight into asana, then savasana at the end. It's not a particular 'style'. Each teacher has there own way. It's all Hatha yoga.

Wishing you peace, Soul
InnerAthlete2010-07-05 03:49:48 +0000 #7
there is a primary factor that comes up first before getting to "an" answer to this. And that question is "what is the purpose of Yoga for you?".

If your purpose is to do some poses, move your body, and la-ti-da. Then this is fine. Just as setting an avil on your pelvis would be fine.

However, if you are asking about this sequence in the context of capital Y yoga, then it is not appropriate or necessary to do savasana followed by an asana practice. Savasana is a shifting of the Central Nervous System into a para-sympathetic mode. This is vital so that the practice itself does not adgitate the nerves. Savasana after an asana practice is "health" itself. This is why those that consider it a must after practice, consider it so.
klvn1682010-07-05 04:56:26 +0000 #8
Appreciate the opinions on this topic.

Actually the concern from me is that after the sun salutation A, the heart rate has push up quite high and if it follow with savasana, we place huge pressure on heart as other muscle group no longer helping the heart to pump back the blood. So i am worry this is a dangerous move. i try to analysis this sequence from the point of anatomy and physiology of human.

Since i am relatively new in yoga world, so i am not sure the mention sequence is correct and appropriate or not? i am might be wrong or there is some explanation behind the sequence.

Other things that concerns me are:

1) From the anatomy and phsiology point, most of the advance posture is extreme stretching on joint and spine, so is this safe to so especially those involve the spine area

2) The side bending and back bending exercise is about irregular compression on the interverterbrae disc, so is this good or bad? or the spine suppose to perform in that way?

thanks and best regards
Janet Carpenter2010-07-05 06:14:27 +0000 #9
A lot of good thoughts here. I have experienced a style of yoga that encourages the heart rate to come back to a resting rate after a vigorous pose, before going into the next one. This requires pausing after vigrorous poses. Also, there was a focus on integrating the pose into the mind body spirit with this pause, a kind of "check in" with it. There can be emotions, physical sensations, etc.

But these pauses are not considered savasana . . . food for thought. Keep asking questions and growing in your practice !
InnerAthlete2010-07-05 05:32:28 +0000 #10
Well the comments can only be as good as the question and in this case the question is only as sound as the sequence.

It is, from an asana standpoint, appropriate to cool the student before Savasana. And had you included seven other poses I would have given you feedback about which would be appropriate and where they would be so.

What style of yoga are you referencing? When I see an "A" or a "B" I think Aashtanga or Vinyasa but I gather others use such a name as well.

Many of your questions are ones specific to a certain practice or practices.

In Purna Yoga there are certain things in the practice we do not do for safety reasons. The practice has taken much of this from B.K.S. Iyengar.

I prefer, out of respect for my teacher, his peers, and his students, to not get into a debate about yoga styles. Therefore you should consult someone of the style you are practicing.

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Originally Posted by klvn168



Appreciate the opinions on this topic.

Actually the concern from me is that after the sun salutation A, the heart rate has push up quite high and if it follow with savasana, we place huge pressure on heart as other muscle group no longer helping the heart to pump back the blood. So i am worry this is a dangerous move. i try to analysis this sequence from the point of anatomy and physiology of human.

Since i am relatively new in yoga world, so i am not sure the mention sequence is correct and appropriate or not? i am might be wrong or there is some explanation behind the sequence.

Other things that concerns me are:

1) From the anatomy and phsiology point, most of the advance posture is extreme stretching on joint and spine, so is this safe to so especially those involve the spine area

2) The side bending and back bending exercise is about irregular compression on the interverterbrae disc, so is this good or bad? or the spine suppose to perform in that way?

thanks and best regards

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